Food Production

  • Super Predators

    Not only do we kill animals at far higher rates than other predators, we hunt in ways that are particularly destructive.

    By Alex Taylor on 1st September 2015
  • International Plans To Reduce Global Fisheries Crime

    Whilst jail sentences and fines do already exist to discourage illegal activity, it is hoped this working group will help better enforce law at an international level.

    By Grace Dickins on 10th February 2014
  • Shark Finning Loophole Finally Closed

    As the wealth of nations such as China and Taiwan has increased, so has the demand for shark fins, resulting in a rise in the number of threatened species of sharks from 15 in 1996 to more than 180 in 2010.

    By Alex Taylor on 12th December 2012
  • Discards: Millions of Fish Could be Saved in One Year

    The EU estimates that 40-60% of fish caught in the North Sea will be discarded, however, we will never know the real number because there are no records kept for discarded fish, it could be more or it could be less.

    By Richard Hassall on 27th March 2012
  • Farmland Birds Face a Brighter Future

    Scientists have discovered one technique that farmers can adopt to help birds through the long, harsh winter.

    By Alex Taylor on 11th January 2012
  • Population 7 Billion

    It amazed me how little mention there was of the impact population growth has on the species we share the planet with.

    By Alex Taylor on 9th November 2011
  • Battery Cows

    In the US these farms provide about half of the nation’s milk. Increasing consumer demand in the UK, and attractive profits, are driving the possibility of mega dairies hopping the pond.

    By Guest Bloggers on 8th September 2011