Environment Companies such as Coca-Cola should take a lead in establishing measures to ‘capture the value of water’, the expert says

Food production’s effect on water supplies must be investigated and properly recorded, warns Professor Tony Allan

Man faces GM wheat break-in charges

A 50-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage after an incident at a research centre where a trial of GM wheat is taking place.

Scientists send open letter to anti-GM protesters pleading with them not to destroy 'years of work'

Scientists working on a new generation of genetically modified crops have sent an open letter to anti-GM protesters pleading with them not to destroy “years of work” by attacking their research plots.

Spelling: When wordsmiths go to war

"P.T.E.R.O.D.A.C.T.Y.L?" Even as someone who gets paid to write words, that one nearly stung me. The spelling bee, the US educational staple made famous by 2002 documentary, Spellbound, is now available to test British wordsmiths' spelling abilities.

Leading article: A genetically modified renaissance

The spring wheat now growing in a small field in Hertfordshire is mind-boggling stuff. More than 20 years in the making, the crop shares some of its DNA with the peppermint plant. The result is a chemical copy of the pheromone that aphids use to warn each other of danger.

Glencore grabs Canadian grain giant in £3.9bn deal

Glencore, the world's largest commodities trader, has agreed to buy Canada's largest grain handler in a C$6.1bn (£3.9bn) deal that will shake up an industry which should flourish as global demand for food surges.

Glencore to enter bidding for Canadian wheat giant

The commodities giant Glencore is set to weigh in on the takeover battle for Viterra, Canada's largest grain handler, with a joint bid with two local companies, Richardson International and Agrium.

Research matters: Together we can find a quicker solution to our problems

Free and open access to research, both past and present, is vital to solving global issues

Commodities such as iron, wheat, sugar and zinc- are now two and a half times as expensive, on average, as they were at the turn of the century

What Price Stuff? The commodity price revolution

The world is in the grip of a commodity price revolution. Tom Bawden explains why scarce resources are going through the roof

<p>1. Hale and Hearty</p>
<p>£8.99 (454g), hollandandbarrett.com</p>
<p>Anyone on a gluten-, wheat- or dairy-free diet can enjoy this indulgent award-winner.</p>

The 10 Best: Christmas puddings

1. Hale and Hearty

£8.99 (454g), hollandandbarrett.com

Anyone on a gluten-, wheat- or dairy-free diet can enjoy this indulgent award-winner.

Salomon Kalou wants assurances before extending Chelsea deal

Salomon Kalou has told Chelsea he wants a guarantee of more game time before he signs a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

Tomato spelt

Serves 4

Corn prices take a dive on prospect of big US harvest

Corn prices fell sharply yesterday on news that US farmers had planted near record quantities of the staple.

Premier Foods shares slump on profits warning

Shares in Premier Foods plunged 22 per cent to 19.02p yesterday after the company that owns Hovis and Mr Kipling warned on profits.

'I've never known it this bad in my whole career'

Sarah Morrison finds hope in short supply on a drought-hit farm near Peterborough

UK aid helping Afghan farmers grow viable alternatives to poppy - picture essay

Agriculture is the backbone of the Afghan economy. It accounts for 80 per cent of jobs - many of them seasonal - and involves over 55 per cent of households. It contributes to more than one third of the country's GDP.

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