Food

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What is urea, and why does a worldwide shortage threaten Australia’s supply chain?
How China’s export ban could force diesel trucks off the road and lead to higher food prices

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

08, Dec, 2021 @12:07 AM

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‘Disastrous’ plastic use in farming threatens food safety – UN
Food and Agriculture Organization says most plastics are burned, buried or lost after use

Damian Carrington Environment editor

07, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The activist facing jail for rescuing a sick goat from a meat farm
Wayne Hsiung’s trial on theft and trespass charges could set a legal precedent for the ‘right to rescue’ agricultural livestock

Adrienne Matei

06, Dec, 2021 @7:42 PM

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UK must ‘walk the talk’ on climate action, say official advisers
As Cop26 president, UK must act on meat, fossil fuel and overseas aid, says Climate Change Committee

Damian Carrington Environment editor

02, Dec, 2021 @7:41 AM

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Data storage, mining and wind: oceans seen as new frontier but at what cost?
Industries gazing out to sea in search of more space, more cold, clean water and more wind offer a glimpse of the future and its risks

Helen Scales

01, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘We need to break the junk food cycle’: how to fix Britain’s failing food system
The long read presents Reconstruction after Covid: From ultra-processed junk to failing supply chains and rocketing food poverty, there are serious problems with the way the UK eats. Will the government ever act?

Bee Wilson

30, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK farmers may have to cut livestock count to save rivers, says expert
Overload of chicken and dairy cow manure has left some catchments critical, says author of book on issue

Tom Levitt

29, Nov, 2021 @5:01 PM

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‘Taste this, it’s salty’: how rising seas are ruining the Gambia’s rice farmers
The farmers, mostly women, once grew enough but must now buy imported rice as the climate crisis edges them into poverty

Lizzy Davies in Kerewan

27, Nov, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Sales of eco-friendly pet food soar as owners become aware of impact
Number of products in UK containing MSC-certified sustainable seafood has grown by 57% in last five years

Helena Horton

25, Nov, 2021 @1:07 PM

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Atlantic fishing nations agree to ban catches of mako, world’s fastest sharks
Conservationists hail move as ‘critical breakthrough’ to protect endangered shortfin mako, prized for meat, fins and sportfishing

Karen McVeigh

24, Nov, 2021 @6:26 PM

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The £3 chicken: how much should we actually be paying for the nation’s favourite meat?
Fifty years ago, a medium broiler cost the equivalent of £11 today. Now it is less than a latte or a pint of beer, raising serious ethical and environmental questions

Simon Usborne

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Farmers tempt endangered cranes back – by growing their favourite food
In Cambodia’s fertile Mekong delta, farmers are switching to the rice varieties loved by the world’s tallest flying bird to help stop its decline

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

20, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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