Food Security

Home Growing Produces Ten Times the Food of Arable Farms

Amongst scientists, policymakers and the public, there is increasing awareness of the multiple benefits of ‘own-growing’. Indeed, explains permaculturist Keir Watson, the level of productivity possible from allotments, backyard gardens and pastoral landscapes is very impressive compared to that of intensive farming, largely due to soil health.

Plastic: It’s What’s for Dinner

A family of fishes that makes up over half of the oceans’ fishy biomass is ingesting plastic particles that now number in the trillions in Earth’s marine environments. Due to these fishes key place in the food web, they aren’t the only ones eating microplastic.