How ‘Best of British’ Food Became a Marketing Ploy – Then a Political Act
In the wake of Brexit, the trend for locally sourced food – or the idea that British produce is inherently superior – has coincided with a rise in xenophobic attitudes.
Brexit Is a Nightmare for Farmers’ Mental Health
Many British agricultural workers already struggle with rural isolation and financial strain. Now, Brexit uncertainty is making things significantly worse.
Could an App for Farmers Help Save the World’s Bee Population?
A new app from researchers at the University of Vermont allows farmers to virtually trial methods of encouraging bees to thrive and pollinate crops on their land.
I Left the City to Become a Farm Labourer and Here’s What I Learned
Following Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom’s recent plea for young British workers to take up jobs in agricultural labouring, I’ve spent the last month on a Lincolnshire farm.
How Long Will It Be Before Robots Replace Migrant Workers on British Farms?
With minimum wages creeping up, industries like agriculture, which have long-used cheap, often migrant labour, might be tempted to invest in labour-replacing equipment.