Farming

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Oxford animal-only antibiotic lab could prop up intensive farming, critics say
New research centre to tackle overlap of livestock and human medicines, but campaigners fear “techno-fix” for factory farming

Sophie Kevany

20, Jan, 2021 @12:27 PM

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UK ministers gain power to allow lower-standard food imports
Trade bill vote rejects Lords amendment giving MPs greater scrutiny of trade deals

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

19, Jan, 2021 @8:06 PM

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Pollutionwatch: major sources of air pollution often overlooked
The roles of agriculture and home heating in causing particle pollution are often neglected

Gary Fuller

15, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Indian court suspends new agriculture laws after mass protests
Judges order committee to look into grievances, but unions vow further demonstrations until laws repealed

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

12, Jan, 2021 @5:23 PM

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County diary: where there's muck, there's copper
Sandy, Bedfordshire: The contents of a million privies were raked across the fields and with the human waste came illicit extras

Derek Niemann

12, Jan, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: going with the flow through the Debatable Lands
Warksburn, Northumberland: The river twists and loops through a landscape steeped in history

Susie White

11, Jan, 2021 @5:30 AM

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‘There’s a red flag here’: how an ethanol plant is dangerously polluting a US village
Situation in Mead, Nebraska, where AltEn has been processing seed coated with fungicides and insecticides, is a warning sign, experts say

Carey Gillam

10, Jan, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Government breaks promise to maintain ban on bee-harming pesticide
Farmers ‘relieved’ as chemical sanctioned for emergency use, despite EU prohibition backed by UK on using it outoors

Mattha Busby

09, Jan, 2021 @12:31 PM

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'Let's get rid of friggin' cows' says creator of plant-based 'bleeding burger'
Impossible Foods working on milk and fish substitutes as Patrick Brown pledges to put an end to animal agriculture industry

Patrick Greenfield

08, Jan, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Farmers in UK devolved nations face big drops in income post-Brexit
Scottish farmers could lose £170m by 2025, with Welsh and Northern Irish ministers also critical of new regime

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

07, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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UK's beef herds could be key to sustainable farming, says report
Cattle can fertilise land but consumption of other meat, milk and eggs must fall by 50%

Damian Carrington Environment editor

07, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Environment department scientist calls for biotechnology debate
Gideon Henderson says debate needed on GM crops and gene editing of plants and animals

Fiona Harvey

07, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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