Category archives: farming

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.

Sheepwrecked

How Britain has been shagged by the white plague. Read more.

The Fat of the Land

Robbing the poor, trashing the natural world: Europe’s farm subsidies are an obscenity. Read more.

Big Farmer

The poorest taxpayers are subsidising the richest people in Europe: and this spending will remain uncut until at least 2020. Read more.

Spreading the White Plague

The governments of both the UK and Wales could almost be trying to turn bovine TB into a pandemic. Read more.

Strong Meat

A new book has forced me to reconsider my views on food. Read more.

Towering Lunacy

Green enthusiasm for vertical farms shows that no one is untouched by magical thinking. Read more.

The War Against Nature Resumes

As the new badger cull shows, we revert to irrational destruction as soon as our economic interests are threatened. Read more.

If Nothing Else, Save Farming

It’s probably too late to prepare for peak oil, but we can at least try to salvage food production. Read more.

Small Is Bountiful

Peasant farmers offer the best chance of feeding the world. So why do we treat them with contempt? Read more.

The Corporate Begging Bowl

They bleat about the free market, then insist that we subsidise them. Read more.

Are You Paying to Burn the Rainforest?

If you’re buying Brazilian beef, the answer is yes Read more.