Food & Farming

No Seed... No Food

Laura Briggs
| 10th May 2017
With the diversity of food crops falling dramatically and just three giant corporations controlling over 75 per cent of the global seed supply, it's no wonder people feel disconnected from their food. LAURA BRIGGS learns more about a new UK Seed Co-operative which aims to redress the balance

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How Solar power is bringing food security to Africa

Joe Ware
| 25th November 2016
Malawi is a country on the front line of climate change. Unlike nations ravaged by a typhoon or rich western cities swamped with floodwater, the kind of impacts Malawians face barely raise a flicker of interest in the media. Compared to a hurricane, a few degrees of temperature rise and shifting rainfall patterns sound mild, but in reality they have the potential to be far more devastating writes JOE WARE

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Biofuels from seaweed?

Laura Briggs
| 12th October 2016
Seaweed is known for its culinary uses and has seen a renaissance in past years thanks to its health claims and a distinctive taste - but there are more ecological benefits to seaweed that currently remain untapped.

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After Brexit - Envisioning New British Landscapes

James Luchte
| 10th August 2016
At a post-Brexit crossroads, we may still articulate a new vision for the countryside, one which expresses the concerns and desires of stakeholders - farmers, conservationists, land and land tenure reform advocates, communities, and environmentalists writes JAMES LUCHTE

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To GM or not to GM?

Satish Kumar
| 28th October 2013
Evolution favours diversity and decentralisation. GM food favours monoculture and monopoly. So, in my view, this so-called scientific food revolution is anti-evolution ...

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Wyke Farm 100% Green Initiative

Lynn Batten
| 24th October 2013
Last month the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and milk processor launched its biogas plant, with a view to becoming 100% self sufficient in green energy. Lynn Batten went along to see what all the fuss was about.......

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Badger culls kill scientific honesty

Lesley Docksey
| 15th October 2013
In the first of a three part analysis of the ongoing UK badger cull Lesley Docksey examines current and historical data and concludes that the government are simply ignoring the science of epidemiology..........

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A Scandalous Falsehood

The Ecologist
| 1st September 2013
Former Queen guitarist and now animal advocate Brian May explains why the culling of badgers is not a solution to Bovine TB in cows

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Soya: Argentinian Gold Rush

Katharine
David Lowrie
| 18th July 2013
Whilst running the length of South America to raise awareness of the vulnerability of the continent's remaining wilderness Katharine and David Lowrie meet the winners and losers in Argentina's rush on soya....

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