The number of insects is falling at such a perilous rate that if nothing is done to halt the decline, our own future could be at risk. This is the conclusion published in a new paper in the journal Biological Conservation. The review looked at 75 different studies covering a range of insect groups from around the globe, and the results are startling.
Another case has hit the headlines about the weedkiller Roundup (which contains glyphosate). A US jury found unanimously that it caused cancer. They awarded over $80m to the defendant, Edwin Hardeman, who sadly contracted non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) after using Roundup for over 30 years since 1980s.
School children are leaving school obese, not being able to cook or know what good food is – stark claim you may think, but these are real concerns from leading food campaigners including Jamie Oliver, Food for Life and Children’s Food Campaign.
Chris has returned after his adventurous travels to Sri Lanka and is gearing up for the spring! It’s all about the seeds over the next 8 weeks or so. He has started sowing quick crops and hardy annuals, all of which have shown their cotyledons already!
Eating fresh fruit and vegetables is one of the huge benefits of an organic gardener's diet. Plus you know you're not eating unnecessary and potentially toxic chemicals. This principle is often followed through when buying meat and other products.
Britain’s first farmland worm survey has revealed that nearly half the fields in England lack sufficient earthworms which may help explain the alarming decline of one of the country’s most loved birds, the song thrush.