A mixed picture: Climate change mitigation, carbon and greenwashing

The only way to tackle the climate crisis is a global effort to reduce CO2 levels in the air and to do it fast.

Russia, Agriculture & Energy

How industrial agriculture helps Putin’s war

Ukraine: Wheat, War and History

The breadbasket of Europe

The kindness of butchers – why a small, farmer-owned abattoir in southern Germany is thriving. Pt III

This is the third part of a detailed examination of a small abattoir and how it works

Let them graze! Keeping dairy cows on grass has multiple benefits

Advertisers love to put images of grazing cows on dairy products. However, the animals you are mostly likely to see grazing in the British countryside are beef cattle.

‘Slow, tricky and a pain’ – importing seeds after Brexit

The rows of colourful seed packets on display in large garden centres in the UK may look as well stocked and tempting as ever, and big seed companies too, continue to offer a wide choice of conventional, mostly hybrid varieties.

Going down to the woods tonight – John Pawsey, Shimpling Park Farm

Farmer profile for the Organic Research Centre

Radical farm makeover – George Young, Curtis Farm

Farmer profile for the Organic Research Centre

The kindness of butchers

Small abattoirs and trained butchers are great for animal welfare, food quality and farm income

Things will only get worse

The post Brexit reality is hitting farmers hard

Taking pride in heritage crops and community

A local food system in southern Germany makes its mark

Small abattoirs in Germany

You get what you pay for. Without well trained butchers small abattoirs can be as bad as big ones.

'Where we come from you don’t buy vegetables, you grow them’

How two women built a community garden in South London estate

Don’t read this over breakfast

Danish study finds that 85% of egg laying hens have a fractured keel bone

Hard times to come:

After Brexit, the future of small, family farms hang in the balance

Brexit: How the new trade rules affect farmers

Higher costs, less profit and an increasing labour shortage.

Genes for the future: Why we need rare breeds

The variety of cattle breeds is glorious. Whitebred Shorthorns have pure white coats and pink noses. Dark noses and ears give British White particularly expressive faces.

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