Agriculture

Would you really want to be a farmer in 2017?

8 August 2017 8:00

What does being ‘a farmer’ mean to you? For those that have experienced it, the job – or lifestyle, really…

How the economics of cow-milking can help explain Brexit

30 July 2017 12:00

Writing about judicial appointments, I incautiously compared a silly interview question asking a judge to cite an example of when…

Why Brexit could be a boon for GM crops

27 October 2016 11:29

Genetically modified crops could be grown in England following a split from the European Union. But will it be good for…

Can the ‘leave’ campaign convince British farmers that they’d be better off out?

24 March 2016 12:58

As Nigel Farndale wrote in this magazine in February, leaving the EU would have a dramatic effect on British farmers…

Reindeer roasting on an open fire

16 December 2014 12:59

What’s wrong with eating reindeer? Well, if you normally eat meat, then I’d argue, absolutely nothing. But not everyone agrees…

British farming cannot turn its back on the EU

30 July 2014 11:22

Much has been made of the political debate at the 2014 CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace. The attendance of…

If this picture puts your toddler off his lunch, he should consider vegetarianism

28 February 2014 14:40

How can we encourage children to be closer to nature, when 80% of Britons live in urban areas? This is…

The mutant meat industry

7 February 2014 14:11

When it emerged that there was horsemeat in cheap burgers, some people thought it might spark a revolution in the…

Owen Paterson’s thoughtful GM revolution

20 June 2013 21:55

Bravo to Owen Paterson for making such an extensive and detailed case for the value of genetically-modified crops today. That…