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'Silver bullet' cash boosts, tech funds and horticulture missed from the bigger picture
Why are farmers blocking motorways, markets, and depots across Europe? For the most part, the answer is money – with a complex emotional backdrop.
The more I learnt about the soil’s complex, interrelated biology, physics, and chemistry, the more I despaired of ever understanding it.
With farming on its knees, an ambitious nationwide exhibition spotlights the tireless work of the UK's regenerative food producers
In partnership with Sustain, we consider the outcomes of the recent Parliamentary debate and look at some of the steps we can take to influence a fairer future for farmers
On 22 January 2024, Riverford headed to the Houses of Parliament to see their #GetFairAboutFarming petition championed by MPs across all the major political parties.
Picking is challenging work, especially in very wet or cold weather. I admire our stoic fieldworkers as they head out, day after day, often staying remarkably cheerful.
Riverford's petition urging the Government to curb supermarkets’ unfair treatment of farmers already has over 74,000 signatures. Despite this, the campaign has been met with a stony silence from supermarkets.
Banana growers navigate huge challenges during storm season in the Dominican Republic, making the arrival of Dominican bananas in our fruit bowls a remarkable feat.
A hefty whole head of cabbage can be a daunting prospect for some, so here is a guide to using one across a week.
There is a rational argument that concentrating farming on fewer, more intensively farmed acres releases the rest of the land for rewilding and carbon sequestration.
A new report finds that allegations of mistreatment and abuse made by agricultural workers have not been investigated by the Home Office.
Here's why you need more purple veg in your life along with the powerful antioxidants they offer.
Like the extinction of wildlife, skills which have helped people to sympathetically manage our landscape for centuries will be lost if they are not encouraged.
Is the health of the soil and animals linked to our own? Jack Thompson explores the science behind this emerging field.
The 50-year trend towards vast scale and narrow specialization in farming has had tragic costs; socially, environmentally, and for animal welfare. We need a different model – but is there an economically viable alternative?
With the food system failing and growers up in arms, we explore what’s fuelling recent demonstrations – and why there’s no future without sustainable farming
The arrival of cheap, effective herbicides, paired with concerns about the environmental impact of such violent soil disturbance, has led to questioning of the once-noble art of ploughing.
Issue 12: Fairness and five years.
Find out more about Wicked Leeks and our publisher, organic veg box company Riverford.
While it was great to hear unanimous and cross-party support for all aspects of our petition in the parliamentary debate, there is still some way to go to achieve real fairness for farmers.
Riverford's planning team are finishing off the crop plan that will fill our veg boxes from May 2024 to May 2025.
One of the biggest links between our food and deforestation of the rainforest is actually through animal feed. We meet the farmers trying to reverse our soy addiction.
Farmers cannot keep feeding us if they are denied commitment and security, and are not making a fair, reasonable profit.
As the pressure of food security sharpens, where does that leave the question of rewilding and biodiversity? Jack Thompson reports.
This small, beautiful field on the side of a hill in Burundi is a far cry from the conference halls of Dubai, where COP 28 will soon be held.
Climate change is here – and if we are going to retain our topsoil to feed future generations, we must re-evaluate traditional farming practices.