Musings of an urban market gardener
20 November 2014
A new book from OrganicLea, the food growing cooperative in East London, ponders the personal and political of growing food
Debate: GM is good for you
3 January 2014
There’s nothing inherently wrong with genetic modification, argues Leigh Phillips, and the left shouldn’t side with those who suggest there is. Below, Emma Hughes responds
The politics of bread
2 January 2014
Ruth Potts and Molly Conisbee guide us through the many struggles organised around bread, arguing that the humble loaf is the foodstuff of revolution
A cagey business
18 March 2012
Richard Kuper reads two books which consider the grotesque realities of industrial meat production and the wilful 'forgetting' needed to accept them.
Steal this veg
15 July 2011
Urban agriculture can challenge the priorities of the capitalist city, writes Chiara Tornaghi
22 November 2009
Last year's global food crisis made millions for agro-giant Monsanto. Tim Hunt fails to find any redeeming features in this corporate behemoth
Hungry for change
7 November 2009
Britain's food policies could set us on the road to a healthy, ethical and sustainable food system. Yet government action so far has been inadequate and contradictory, says Kath Dalmeny
Feeding the city
7 November 2009
Matt Sellwood profiles a Hackney organisation that is trying to change the way the London borough gets and eats its food
The great global land grab
7 November 2009
The global food crisis has prompted various rich countries to start buying up land in the poorer world to secure their food supplies. As well as affecting domestic food supplies in the countries affected, Sue Branford says it could be a time bomb for the world's ability to cope with climate change
Reclaiming our food system
1 October 2009
Democratising our food system is the key to securing the right to food and sustainability, writes James O'Nions
The troubles with food
25 April 2008
Food prices have soared over the past year. One might think that this would provide a welcome boost to the incomes of the world's poorest people, most of whom are farmers and farm workers. But it doesn't work that way, as Raj Patel explains
1 August 2007
The pub is a British institution under threat. By Derek Wall
Campaigners hold supermarkets to account
1 May 2004
Some of the UK's leading supermarkets face an uncomfortable summer as campaign groups aim to hold corporate retailers to account for their impact on people and the environment.
GM: where do we go from here?
1 December 2003
The GM field trials were deliberately rigged to prove it was safe to go ahead with the cultivation of genetically-modified crops. The tactic failed. So what will the government do now?
The GM Debate
1 August 2003
While concern over GM foods and their possible health risks is increasing among the public, the government seems to be undermining the GM debate by hurrying through decisions and limiting public input into the review.
MEP vote puts new GM foods on the shelf
1 July 2003
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted through legislation to pave the way for the sale of new GM food products in the EU for the first time since a moratorium was imposed five years ago.
5 November 1999
When they say we cannot feed the world without chemicals and biotechnology, they are lying, writes Jules Pretty