Food and farming

Why supporting nature friendly farming is essential to productivity

Sandra Bell16 Apr 2019

Global insect decline is a wake-up call. Intensive farming is destroying the very species that underpin food production - including pollination, natural pest control and soil health.

Australian meat industry seeks to water down UK food standards post Brexit

Alasdair Cameron25 Mar 2019

Burnt goat heads and growth hormones may soon be arriving on our tables, thanks to lobbying by the Australian meat industry.

Making the polluter pay for the transition to net zero

24 Mar 2019

Should the fossil fuel industry fund the transition to zero carbon? In the UK they cause around £44 billion worth of damage each year.

Planet-friendly diets: Time to embrace the nanny state?

Clare Oxborrow12 Mar 2019

Why the government should encourage people to eat low-meat, planet-friendly diets if it is serious about cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Refashioning food systems with sustainable diets guidelines

Professor Tim Lang01 May 20171.21 MB PDF file

Food consumption impacts on environment, health, society and economy. We argue for a sustainable diets strategy.

No dominion over nature

05 Mar 2014730 kB PDF file

Why treating ecosystems like machines will lead to boom and bust in food supply.

Off the treadmill

30 Sep 1991External link

A book published by Friends of the Earth in 1991 about a way forward for farmers and the countryside.