Category: farming

The Plough’s Share

We won’t defend ourselves from the global food crisis by destroying what remains of our wildlife.

Shitstorm

Our team uncovers the remarkable, but scarcely understood, truth about river pollution.

Watery Grave

Across the UK, our rivers are being turned into filthy, dead gutters, at astonishing, heartbreaking speed.

Saving Our Bacon

Farmfree foods might be the only thing that gets us – and much of the rest of the living world – through this century.

Spectre at the Feast

The livestock industry is trashing the living world, and free-range, pasture-fed meat is the worst offender.

Farmed Out

The government’s Agriculture Bill seeks to replace regulation with public money. Who will contest this new protection racket?

Seal of Approval

How an animal welfare charity ended up endorsing seal killing – and what this says about our age

Butchery of the Planet

Defending the living world and its people requires a shift from meat to a plant-based diet

Payments for Not Mugging Old Ladies

This is George Monbiot’s response to the government consultation document Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit

Resisting Resistance

A US-UK trade deal threatens to export the horrors of US corporate livestock production

Insectageddon

The scale and speed of environmental collapse is beyond imagination.

Fell Purpose

The attempt to turn the Lake District into a World Heritage site would be a disaster

Grim Reaping

Brexit could wreck the British countryside – or it could save it. It depends on getting our voices heard.

The Hills Are Dead

The terrible legacy of European farm subsidies – and how we could use Brexit as an opportunity for something better

Stock Answer

Why I took the plunge at last and converted (almost) to veganism

Punishment Posting

Want to cast someone into the outer darkness? Then give them the environment department, that should be the most important portfolio of all.

Leave Well Alone

Those who want to leave the EU refuse to make the most crushing argument against it. Here’s why.