Neonicotinoids appear to have devastating effects across the natural world: we need a global moratorium. Read more.
Category archives: farming
In an extraordinary coup, farmers’ unions and the UK government have torpedoed the European Soil Framework Directive Read more.
How the perverse consequences of a great idea are destroying the natural world. Read more.
Corrupt, irrational, destructive, counter-productive: this scarcely begins to describe our farming policy. Read more.
How the government’s farming policies have produced a perfectly designed system for flooding your home. Read more.
The hidden and remarkable story of why devastating floods keep happening. Read more.
It’s time we confronted the National Farmers’ Union and the millionaires it works for. Read more.
Why do we ignore the most blatant transfer of money from the poor to the rich? Read more.
Why do farmers’ groups indulge in such ridiculous scaremongering about the restoration of the natural world? Read more.
Robbing the poor, trashing the natural world: Europe’s farm subsidies are an obscenity. Read more.
The poorest taxpayers are subsidising the richest people in Europe: and this spending will remain uncut until at least 2020. Read more.
The governments of both the UK and Wales could almost be trying to turn bovine TB into a pandemic. Read more.
Green enthusiasm for vertical farms shows that no one is untouched by magical thinking. Read more.
As the new badger cull shows, we revert to irrational destruction as soon as our economic interests are threatened. Read more.
It’s probably too late to prepare for peak oil, but we can at least try to salvage food production. Read more.
Peasant farmers offer the best chance of feeding the world. So why do we treat them with contempt? Read more.