Global Warming

The climate change deal was 'a major step forward', said Richard Clothier, md of Wyke Farms

Food manufacturers hail climate change deal

By Michael Stones

Food manufacturers have welcomed the recent deal on climate change agreed in Paris, with Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier describing it as “a major step forward”.

Harsh and unseasonable weather could slash crop and animal product yields

Weather now biggest threat to food security

By Rod Addy

Extreme weather poses the biggest threat to securing UK food supplies, experts at an Environment Food & Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee hearing claimed.

Just gassing – the blast was fuelled by flatulent dairy cows

Flatulent cows’ blast reveals dairy farming perils

By Rod Addy

Flatulent cows sparked an explosion in a farm shed at Rasdorf in Germany, according to a report published by international news agency Reuters, indicating some of the risks inherent in dairy farming.

Owen Patterson, DEFRA secretary of state

DEFRA ministers: Who does what

By Mike Stones

Ministerial responsibilities in the newly reshuffled Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have been revealed.

Trade to the rescue

Trade to the rescue

Companies may escape penalties by buying credits awarded to firms that exceed carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets, writes Derek Goodban

It's now time to go green

It's now time to go green

I was struck recently by my daughter's horrified reaction to the vast quantities of packaging dumped at our local recycling point - she is definitely...


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