Food production’s effect on water supplies must be investigated and properly recorded, warns Professor Tony Allan
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Sunday 05 January 2014
Wednesday 11 December 2013
A Spanish start-up has created a 3D printer for food, expected to sell in 2014
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Marius Kloppers, one of the biggest names in world mining, was paid $16 million (£10 million) in his final year leading BHP Billiton, it emerged today.
Monday 23 September 2013
The potentially devastating effects of climate change on future generations are revealed today by two British aid groups, before a crucial UN report due out this week.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Golden Age crime-writing was not the exclusive province of the British and the Americans. Arthur Upfield is an interesting case, because something very disturbing happened to him. Upfield was born in 1890 in Hampshire, but in 1910, after he fared poorly in his exams (he was planning to become an estate agent) his father shipped him off to Australia, where he eventually settled – if you can call it settling, for he led an itinerant life.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Monday 09 September 2013
Work is almost religious in the fervour of its making
The biggest welfare programme in history: Indian government gives 800 million citizens a 'legal right' to cheap food in new bill
Tuesday 03 September 2013
£13bn scheme immediately condemned by business community who claim the country cannot afford it
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Rafael Nadal thinks it is a passing fad and Caroline Wozniacki will not even try it on her pet dog, but Novak Djokovic is convinced that a gluten-free diet has been the key to his success.
Sunday 18 August 2013
The new powerhouse of world mining, Glencore Xstrata, will unveil its first set of half-year results next week with analysts expecting bumper profits approaching $6bn (£3.8bn).
Thursday 15 August 2013
In the early stages of his career, the poet F D Reeve found himself best-known as the translator who accompanied Robert Frost on his 1962 visit to the Soviet Union, the man in the middle of Frost's showdown with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. Years later, having established himself as a poet, novelist and translator, Reeve would find himself overshadowed again – by his eldest son, Christopher, who achieved fame playing Superman in the smash 1978 movie hit.
Monday 12 August 2013
That my first name has fallen out of the 100 most popular comes as little surprise
Thursday 08 August 2013
Friday 26 July 2013
They started filing happily into their seats not long after four o'clock, having made it past the clowns cavorting at the entrance gates – positioned perhaps in case anyone should be seen daring not to smile – and were still there six hours later, possibly wearied by the endless Britpop pumped around the stadium but still revelling in what was.
Friday 26 July 2013
The audiences for this immense work ought to be disappearing. In fact, they're growing
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Ed Miliband's 'north London set' must be demolished to save Labour, say critics
Sarah Vine criticises lesbian mother Jack Monroe: 'If she was unsure about her sexuality, she should have taken greater precautions'
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