Enough of the quick fixes, the sticking plasters that scarcely cover the wound. What farmers need now is help to get off the treadmill, and that requires a wholesale rethink of our food and farming systems - argues HELEN BROWNING
Trump and Brexit represent the final battle in a century long war for free market economics - and against the state provision of education, health and welfare services, and regulations designed to protect human health and the natural environment. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
Margaret Thatcher was at the height of her premiership when she took to the podium at the United Nations general assembly on the global environment held at the UN building in New York on 8 November 1989, writes BRENDAN MONTAGUE
Scientists had well understood for many decades that adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere could raise global temperatures and cause climate change. But when politicians finally took notice, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was formed, industry began a war with science itself. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
Thatcherism was the implementation of neoliberalism - the school of free market economics led by Friedrich von Hayek. This school claimed economics was a science that should direct society and social policy. But, strangely, Hayek felt science itself should be avoided - as it led to socialism. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports
For too long vegans and farmers have been pitted against each other. LOUISE DAVIES from The Vegan Society calls for a move on from the angry rhetoric and acceptance of the benefits of a plant-based food system for the whole of society.
Margaret Thatcher was the first world leader to put climate change at the top of the agenda. Lord Lawson, her chancellor then, is now a mouthpiece for climate denial. So how does he explain her political support for the scientific consensus? BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
Elephants are sublime creatures. But in Thailand they are forced to undergo Phajaan, the breaking of the spirit of the elephant - so that they will submit to the wishes of tourists. BELLA LACK, an ambassador for the Born Free Foundation, is exposing this cruel practice