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

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.

World wheat prices tumble

World wheat prices fell sharply yesterday after the Russian government announced the end of its ban on exports, imposed last year after a disastrous harvest.

The good grain guide: Why stick to rice and pasta when there are so many other versatile varieties?

Alice-Azania Jarvis finds out why quinoa and millet are not just for health nuts

Is a gluten-free diet behind Djokovic's smash success?

The tennis ace attributes his amazing winning streak to overcoming a wheat allergy. Martin Hickman serves up the facts

Working windmill brings rural life to ... Brixton

Urban development, steam power and the industrial revolution all contributed to their decline in Britain, but a community in south London was yesterday celebrating the reopening of a historic 19th century windmill, the last remaining of its kind in inner London.

Glencore under fire for pushing up wheat prices

Glencore International, the commodities behemoth heading for a £40bn flotation next month, finds itself plunged into controversy this week.

A day out in Tourkey, anyone?

Britons may be heading for the coast in their thousands this weekend but many cannot spell the names of some of our most famous seaside resorts.

The ground zero of India's 'gendercide'

Sex-selective abortions are on the increase, despite having been banned 20 years ago

Go with the grain: Mark Hix cooks with freekeh

The healthy, hearty and versatile wheat is turning into a real cereal thriller

Spelt cooked in ink with squid and herbs

Serves 4

Commodities hit by floods Down Under

Downpours have disrupted exports from resource-rich Queensland. Nikhil Kumar looks at the key commodities involved

Books of the Year: Children's books

Bears, rabbits, tigers, flies (and snot-caked bullies)

Cotton costs will our hit margins, warns Primark

Primark expects the soaring price of cotton to "erode" some of the uplift in profit margins the discount fashion retailer delivered in its last financial year.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee