Food

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Food, feed and fuel: global seaweed industry could reduce land needed for farming by 110m hectares, study finds
Scientists identify parts of ocean suitable for seaweed cultivation and suggest it could constitute 10% of human diet to reduce impact of agriculture

Graham Readfearn

26, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Mystery of England’s crab and lobster die-offs deepens as experts find no clear cause
Report criticised after saying deaths unlikely to be down to algal blooms or pollutant and suggesting possibility of new disease

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @4:54 PM

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‘Super-tipping points’ could trigger cascade of climate action
Small interventions on electric cars and plant-based meat could unlock rapid emissions cuts, say experts

Damian Carrington Environment editor

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Feeble’ curbs will ban bottom trawling in only three marine parks in England
UK government’s piecemeal response to harmful practice attacked as too slow to stop ‘industrial fishing frenzy’

Karen McVeigh

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Salmon deaths on Scotland’s fish farms double – but are jellyfish to blame?
Marine farmers point finger at jellyfish swarms but campaigners call for boycott to curb ‘ever-worsening problem’ of overcrowding

James Tapper

15, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Ministers ‘run scared’ of targeting meat consumption in land use strategy
Exclusive: England plan will omit aim of reducing area used for animal farming, key to cutting emissions

Helena Horton

05, Jan, 2023 @1:56 PM

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Climate impact labels could help people eat less red meat
Information on environmental impact can persuade consumers against carbon-heavy food choices, says study

Helena Horton Environment reporter

27, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Access to green space must be priority for land use in England, peers say
Cross-party report highlights need for greater access to natural world when deciding how to divide up land

Helena Horton Environment reporter

13, Dec, 2022 @7:53 AM

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Save whales or eat lobster? The battle reaches the White House
Fishing gear used by Maine lobstermen is killing right whales. Will boosting a $1bn industry trump protecting an endangered species?

Edward Helmore in New York

11, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The food emissions ‘solutions’ alarming experts after Cop27
The food industry’s fingerprints were all over the solutions touted at the UN climate summit last month, campaigners and NGOs say

Nina Lakhani

07, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Jabal: the new drought-tolerant wheat scientists say can withstand extreme heat
The variety is a cross between commercial and wild wheats – bred in a bid to develop crops that are more resilient to the climate crisis

Nina Lakhani in New York

04, Dec, 2022 @9:25 AM

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BBC’s new Trawlermen series fails to address sustainability, says coalition
Show omits massive challenges to the industry posed by climate crisis, bycatch and bottom trawling, claims Our Seas alliance of 135 organisations

Karen McVeigh

30, Nov, 2022 @9:40 AM

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