Not only do genetically modified crops withstand some pests, they also boost productivity.
©Compassion in World Farming In recent years, there has been increased awareness of the plight of the nation's wildlife and
Pesticides have an important role to play in ensuring that there is enough safe and healthy food for the world's population. The number of people in the world is growing with numbers expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050.
An apocalyptic statement, often attributed to Albert Einstein, claims that if the bees disappeared, 'man would only have
It is unusual nowadays to see such an inaccurate and out-of-date article about organic farming and food. In 'Organic Farming
Often, people don't realise that organic is free range by nature, and farmers provide their animals with the highest quality of life possible and support our environment by providing natural habitats for wildlife. So the decisions you make when it comes to food are a simple but really powerful form of direct action and small changes really can make a big difference!
The UK government recently lifted the EU ban on the use of certain neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been linked to the
The government has lifted an EU ban on "dangerous" pesticides linked to the decline in bees, despite a petition from more
Huge clouds of Saharan dust arriving in the UK may not only make the place hazy or smoggy but it could also bring upper respiratory tract infections such as asthma, runny noses, itchy eyes, and breathing difficulties. It is not the actual dust that impacts the health of humans but the bacterial and fungal spores which travel with dust clouds...
It's hard to imagine a world without the familiar springtime buzz of bees among the blossom. We need bees to pollinate our food and keep our gardens and countryside blooming. But unless we take decisive action to protect these iconic species now, we face a drab landscape lacking wildflowers and a diet that costs us more, but is less tasty and nutritious.