Food and farming

Ever-decreasing circles: 3 major warnings of nature’s catastrophic decline

Paul de Zylva24 May 2019

“The essential, interconnected web of life on Earth is getting smaller and increasingly frayed.”

Insectageddon-what's happening to bees and other insects?

Paul de Zylva30 Apr 2019

If we lose the insects then everything is going to collapse.

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.

Feeding the world: our position

21 Feb 2018

There's enough food in the world for everyone – but to stop people going hungry we need changes in politics, farming and lifestyles: Friends of the Earth's position.

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.