Category: farming

Strategic Incompetence

The agencies supposed to protect the living world have been neutered, and polluters and wildlife destroyers now have a free hand. Read more.

On Bullshit

The hideous pollution case I stumbled on illustrates our failure to see the harm caused by animal farming. Read more.

Rural Idiocy

The BBC’s coverage of the countryside is a biased, unquestioning, deferential disgrace. Read more.

The Abuses of Enchantment

The cruelties of factory farming shelter behind a fairytale image, promoted by advertisers and children’s authors. Read more.

Fowl Deeds

The astonishing, multiple crises caused by chicken farming. Read more.

Ploughing On Regardless

Almost all other issues are superficial by comparison to soil loss. So why don’t we talk about it? Read more.

Piggery Pokery

A winter’s tale that won’t put you off your dinner. Much. Read more.


Every child should visit an abattoir. If you disagree, ask yourself why. Read more.

Eat Meat and Save the World?

Allan Savory tells us that increasing livestock numbers can reduce desertification and reverse climate change – but where is the scientific evidence? Read more.

Another Silent Spring?

Neonicotinoids appear to have devastating effects across the natural world: we need a global moratorium. Read more.

Ripping Apart the Fabric of the Nation

In an extraordinary coup, farmers’ unions and the UK government have torpedoed the European Soil Framework Directive Read more.

The Biogas Disaster

How the perverse consequences of a great idea are destroying the natural world. Read more.

The Benefits Claimants the Government Loves

Corrupt, irrational, destructive, counter-productive: this scarcely begins to describe our farming policy. Read more.

Muddying the Waters

How the government’s farming policies have produced a perfectly designed system for flooding your home. Read more.

Dredged Up

Never mind the evidence, we’ll do something eye-catching. Read more.

Drowning in Money

The hidden and remarkable story of why devastating floods keep happening. Read more.

Wrong About Being Wrong

The argument seems, once more, decisively to favour veganism. Read more.

The Landed Mafia

It’s time we confronted the National Farmers’ Union and the millionaires it works for. Read more.

Robber Barons

Why do we ignore the most blatant transfer of money from the poor to the rich? Read more.

Agricultural Hegemony

Why do farmers’ groups indulge in such ridiculous scaremongering about the restoration of the natural world? Read more.