The crops of the future must become much better at dealing with dehydration
A heart attack as a teenager changed Brown's view on food
Exclusive: Activists say video shows 'some of the worst conditions we have ever seen on a UK turkey farm'
But population is yet to reach late 1990s high of around 12 million
'The natural world is in serious trouble and it needs our help as never before,' Sir David Attenborough says
Today, farmers represent three per cent of Europe’s population while the CAP amounts to 40 per cent of the EU budget. As well the £4bn of UK tax money paid towards the CAP, the perversely regressive effects of the subsidy mean consumers endure the inflated price of agricultural goods due to the distorted market
Insects play a key role in pollination of crops but many species are believed to be in trouble
A population surge prompted the introduction of farming in eastern North America about 5,000 years ago, researchers believe
The deal could create the world's biggest supplier of seeds and pesticides.
Drones will perform tasks including cleaning windows and checking insurance claims
A study by Goldman Sachs has shown that drones have huge potential to revolutionise many different industries, from journalism to building work
There were only 25 wild females in Europe in 2002
Farmers continue to be advised not to put calves and their mothers in fields accessible to the public
European agriculture ministers will issue an aid package to help farmers affected by the Russian embargo.
Predictions for the year ahead whether you're a monkey, a rat or even a pig
Official figures show UK economy grew 0.7% in the fourth quarter bringing the annual growth rate to 1.9%