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The cow in the room: why is no one talking about farming at Cop26?

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“The cow in the room is being ignored at this Cop,” says Carl Le Blanc of Climate Healers. “Animal agriculture has been taken off the agenda and put on the menu.” Le Blanc was one of a number of campaigners who joined...

Sicilian coffee dream a step closer as climate crisis upends farming

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For more than 30 years the Morettino family had been trying to produce their own coffee on a small piece of land in Sicily. And for 30 years they had failed. But last spring 66 seedlings produced about 30kg of coffee,...

Gene editing will just perpetuate disastrous factory farming

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A quotation leapt to mind when reading “Gene editing ‘would allow us to create hardier farm breeds’ (News): “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong” (HL Mencken). Application of ...

‘Ecofeminism is about respect’: the activist working to revolutionise west African farming

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Outside Mariama Sonko’s home in the Casamance region of southern Senegal pink shells hang on improvised nets that will be placed in mangroves to provide a breeding spot for oysters. Normally, women collecting oysters ...

‘Why not start now?’ On the track to regenerative farming

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“My farming friends think I’m nuts – I can’t remember when that hedge was cut last,” says Richard Thomas. Cutting is usually an annual event, but the bushy, 3-metre-wide hedgerow is now home to yellowhammers, his favo...

‘How is it sustainable if only 1% can afford your food?’: the man on a quest to change farming

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Chris Newman, 38, 和他的妻子, Annie, 35, always planned to retire with a farm. But after a health scare in 2013, the couple left their jobs as a software engineer and art gallery director to found Sylvanaqua Farms, ...

Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, 专家说

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There is growing momentum behind a shift to ‘regenerative’ agriculture in the UK, which can help to mitigate the climate crisis, say leading experts in the sector. “More and more people are seeing other farmers doing ...

Gabrielle Chan on why you should definitely care about farming

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Katharine Murphy speaks to journalist Gabrielle Chan about her upcoming book, Why you should give a f*ck about farming. Gabrielle talks about how farming is at the intersection of the world’s greatest existential thre...

The pig whisperer: the Dutch farmer who wants to end factory farming

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“Oma, hoi! Hier! Hallooo,” Dr Kees Scheepens, a Dutch farmer known as the “pig whisperer”, is calling his two oldest pigs for some apricot snacks. Oma or “granny”, a seven-year-old sow, lives with a Berkshire boar cal...

I hate to admit it, but Jeremy Clarkson’s farming show is really good TV

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You have an opinion on Jeremy Clarkson. This is understandable. He has been around and part of British life since the late 80s: first as a leather jacket-clad BBC Two curio, and then as the spearhead of the turn-of-th...

Wild Mountain Thyme review – farcical farming romcom

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It would be unfair to spoil the twist at the end of this utterly bizarre romantic comedy by US writer-director John Patrick Shanley. Set in a greener-than-green Ireland, it follows Emily Blunt’s Rosemary as she strugg...

How to Love Animals by Henry Mance review – the case against modern farming

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While researching this book, Henry Mance worked briefly in an abattoir, or “a disassembly line”, as he aptly terms it. As he watched sheep being stunned, their throats slit and then hung up, still twitching, from meta...

The knackerman: 英国农业中最艰巨的工作

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五月中旬的一个明亮的早晨, 伊恩·卡斯威尔(Ian Carswell)的自卸卡车在坦伯里(Tenbury)停车场停下来. 这是一件很小的东西,带有粗糙的灰色侧面,没有什么特别之处, 卡车的种类c ...

诀窍: 英国农业中最艰巨的工作

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五月中旬的一个明亮的早晨, 伊恩·卡斯威尔(Ian Carswell)的自卸卡车在坦伯里(Tenbury)停车场停下来. 这是一件很小的东西,带有粗糙的灰色侧面,没有什么特别之处, 卡车的种类c ...