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Small Giants Co-Founder, Francesco Majno, discusses why it was necessary to rebrand his insect-based snack company, and why insects are more sustainable as a food than traditional meat and fish products.
The US EPA has approved two treatments to combat citrus diseases in the country, sparking fierce criticism from some.
EU payments will be withdrawn from 2021, with a new funding scheme, which rewards sustainable farming methods, set to replace them.
Concerns have been raised over the safety of three dicamba herbicides after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved their registrations last week.
The Court found that EPA “refused to estimate the amount of dicamba damage” by characterising the herbicide's damage as ‘potential’ and ‘alleged,’ while the record showed it as "substantial and undisputed.”
A report comissioned by the Wildlife Trusts points out that there is a decline in insect populations due to the over use of insecticides and pesticides, which puts global food production at risk.
Monsanto will now have to convince a jury its glyphosate-based product does not cause one of the most lethal forms of cancer.
Making a future for heritage grains, cereals grown by robots, without direct human intervention, and greater food supply chain assurance, provided by blockchain technology, are the three big ideas behind this year’s contenders for the BBC Farming Today Future Food Award.
On the eve of the first World Bee Day on Sunday, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urged countries and individuals to do more to protect bees and other pollinators or risk a sharp drop in food diversity.
The facts in the case of glyphosate are murky at the best of times, with each side accusing the other of either selective attention at best or evidence tampering at worst. In this latest development, it appears Germany has struck out on its own.
A Government consultation, ‘Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and the Environment in a Green Brexit’, launched this week, has been welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation as a first step in highlighting some of the challenges the food sector faces.