Food

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Animals farmed: Tesco’s polluting poultry, heatwave deaths and China’s pork boom
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Ambrose

09, Aug, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Guardian view on fishing: marine protection should mean what it says | Editorial
Editorial: By allowing destructive dredging and bottom-trawling, ministers are undermining wider efforts to protect the oceans

Editorial

31, Jul, 2022 @5:25 PM

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‘Like a giant sewage plant’: how Germany’s ‘pig belt’ got too big
It’s going to take a long time to repair the damage of an oversized pig industry and its waste, say officials in the northwest state of Lower Saxony

Holly Young

26, Jul, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Offshore fish farms: a new wave of food production … or the ‘wild west’ of ocean pollution?
Deep-sea aquaculture is proliferating around the planet, promising to ‘feed the world’. Yet many fear the harm this new frontier could wreak on marine life

Ashifa Kassam

20, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Crab invasion: alien species goes from pest to profit – a photo essay
Over the past decade, Tunisian fishing communities have been plagued by an invasive species of crab known for its destructive nature. So they got creative

Rossella Santosuosso

15, Jul, 2022 @7:06 AM

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European parliament votes to ban ‘fly shooting’ fishing in part of Channel
Campaigners hail step towards end of practice in French territorial waters that has had ‘devastating’ effect on local fishers

Karen McVeigh

14, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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How a Tesco chicken deal may have helped pollute one of the UK’s favourite rivers
The River Wye flows through Herefordshire where bird numbers – and their waste – surged in the year after the supermarket signed a deal with a local processor, Guardian investigation shows

Nicola Cutcher, Tom Levitt and Robin Eveleigh

14, Jul, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Animals farmed: microplastics in meat, ‘cruel’ Parma ham and jet-set salmon
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Ambrose

12, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Campaigners take legal action over failings of England’s food strategy
Global Feedback seeks judicial review of plan for not suggesting less meat and dairy consumption

Damien Gayle

11, Jul, 2022 @1:22 PM

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UK supermarkets could still be buying meat linked to deforestation in Brazil, report suggests
At least 27,000 hectares of Cerrado have allegedly been destroyed by suppliers to major soya traders that supply UK meat industry

Tom Ambrose

11, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Wild species support half of world’s population, report finds
New UN study says increasing sustainability is vital to livelihoods of billions of people in developed and developing countries

Patrick Greenfield

08, Jul, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Microplastics detected in meat, milk and blood of farm animals
Particles found in supermarket products and on Dutch farms, but human health impacts unknown

Damian Carrington Environment editor

08, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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