Tag Archives: farming

Farming loved but misunderstood

A survey exploring public opinion about the UK’s agricultural sector has revealed that farming has a special place in most people’s hearts, even though they know surprisingly little about it. The results of the YouGov-Cambridge poll show that large numbers of people believe that farming is important for both the environment and the economy, visit […] … learn more→

Ensuring a healthy harvest

Today I’m thinking about insurance. The point of having it is to protect the things we value most—like our health and our homes. But in U.S. farm policy, that logic has been turned on its head, and many of the crops we should value most are actually ineligible for insurance. The risky business of farming […] … learn more→

Biodiversity and farming: finding ways to co-exist

Biodiversity and farming go head to head in two R&D projects that I have a hand in. The struggles to both feed the swelling ranks of humanity and save our continent’s natural splendour are so often at odds, but we need to find a way to marry the two. The projects I’m involved in are: […] … learn more→