I was taking the night train to Nanyang in China's Henan province and spent the last hour before I reached my destination looking at mile upon mile of maize, or corn as it’s often known.

Up to a third of greenhouse gas emissions globally are caused by food and the way it is produced

Refrigerated lorries mean there is no need to send animals on 60-hour journeys to be slaughtered

It might sound like a space-saving idea, but more than half of the UK’s cropland is devoted to feeding farm animals kept in cages

In September 2019, the International Space Station was undertaking an extraordinary mission: to produce the first beef in space.

It might sound like a space-saving idea, but more than half of the UK’s cropland is devoted to feeding farm animals kept in cages

Insects are fascinating, trees make us happy and sea eagles are just magical

Insects are fascinating, trees make us happy and sea eagles are just magical

Nearly 800 million people are going hungry even though there is more than enough food in the world to feed everyone

Highly pathogenic Bird flu continues to rage through poultry farms and wild birds alike.

Like the Scottish uplands, England’s chalk streams have become an iconic destination for many countryside lovers

Raising animals intensively for food is the biggest source of animal cruelty on the planet. It also happens to be a major emitter of greenhouse gases, responsible for up to 37 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Pesticides and the ripping up of hedgerows and flower meadows has turned much of our countryside into a wildlife desert in recent decades

Meat grown from stem cells promises to emit fewer greenhouse gases than traditional agriculture

Getting up early is full of rewards as the natural world activates and clear thoughts are unlocked

The Conservatives had promised in their manifesto to stop the barbaric practice of sending young calves and other animals on horrific, over-long journeys abroad

Food is responsible for about a third of greenhouse gas emissions but rarely gets a mention

The other day, a close friend told me a story from her childhood about an old, worn cigar box containing a hundred pieces of rolled paper, each one with a saying.

Nel suo ultimo libro Philip Lymbery, direttore di Compassion in world Farming, spiega come invertire il trend che ci sta portando alla carestia. E dice la sua sui grilli nel piatto e la carne coltivata in laboratorio

It’s been a year now since my neighbourhood journey into standing up for trees began. It started as so many things do for me these days, on a dog walk.

So, here’s a question for you: would you eat meat not from a cow, but grown in a vat?

Otters have become the latest victim of highly pathogenic avian influenza, marking a new low in this ongoing catastrophe for wildlife.

I love living on a farm. I’ve always wanted to be immersed in the folds of a rural setting, a place where things look different every day.

We have a big year in prospect on so many fronts. Battling against inflation, the war in Ukraine, and the coronation of a new King.

“May you live in interesting times” is an English expression believed to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse. At first the words seem like a blessing, but with a little thought, the irony soon becomes clear.

All life on our planet is interconnected and our future depends on treating it with compassion and respect. By recognising this, we can protect the world’s wildlife and soils as if our life depends on it – because it does. As things stand, we only have sixty harvests left.

With the festive season soon upon us during a winter of financial crisis, the world outside our window can feel distant. Especially where the cost of taking action to save the planet is concerned

By any measure, octopuses are remarkable: they have eight legs, three hearts and blue-green blood.

Carlos Fiolhais chose a dozen of the most recent works released in Portugal

By any measure, octopuses are remarkable: they have eight legs, three hearts and blue-green blood.

It seems a fitting descriptor for a period that has seen a global pandemic followed by a brutal new war in Europe, a cost-of-living crisis and political turmoil with three UK prime ministers in three months.

Children dart excitedly through a field strewn with bright orange pumpkins. Parents, gamely face-painted as ghouls, sip coffee as they await the return of their offspring.

I’m often asked what the role of business should be in creating a sustainable future? I see business as a critical change maker, whether it be on climate, nature, health, or animal welfare.

Covered head to toe in hazmat suits, gloves and facemasks, sombre figures comb clifftops and tidelines searching for corpses.

“You ready?” said an excited official before gently pulling back steel gates to reveal a somewhat bemused bison.

“Code red for humanity” is how the UN Secretary-General described the latest scientific warnings about climate change.

This has been a big week for me with the launch of my latest book, Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-friendly Future.

What we eat has always been evolving, but the pace of change could be set to get a whole lot quicker.

What we eat has always been evolving, but the pace of change could be set to get a whole lot quicker.

Environmentalists have been rocked by a UK Government decision to overturn scientific advice by lifting a ban on a bee-harming pesticide used on sugar beet.

Getting up close and personal with a hot and richly fermenting cowpat in Idaho, USA may not be everyone’s idea of a good time.

Shadows from a nuclear power station cast jagged shapes across one of Europe’s most impressive spans of shingle.

These are deeply chilling times with the war in Ukraine and the enormous impact it is having on all affected.

High above a hilltop woodland, shapes were dancing in the darkening sky, like giant butterflies. There were about 40 of them, a silent flurry of swirling wings and tails.

“You did what? And when we can’t even afford meat?!” exclaimed my mother when my dad told her he had been given too much change – 50p – after a shopping trip.

“You did what? And when we can’t even afford meat?!” exclaimed my mother when my dad told her he had been given too much change – 50p – after a shopping trip.

Whichever way we look at it, we love our pets, and rightly so. They provide us with companionship, affection, a reason to go for that walk.

Some of the best things in nature are understated. Take the chalk-streams of England, for example. These fragile river systems meander quietly through undulating countryside before disappearing into the sea.

Matt Dyer, a 49-year-old legal attorney from Maine, had been asleep in his tent when the polar bear attacked. He opened his eyes to see the bear’s forelegs looming over him, silhouetted against the light of the bright moon.

A crowd of 100 people or more had gathered in the Hayden Valley of Yellowstone National Park, USA.

Muckle Flugga lighthouse, Shetland, and waves crashed dramatically against the rocks on this, Britain’s most northerly point.

Veganuary started in 2014 to encourage people positively, inclusively and in a non-hairshirt way, to try a more planet-friendly lifestyle after the excesses of the Christmas holiday season.

Accommodation on that cold, drizzly night was an old lighthouse with no WIFI or TV. Furnishings inside fitted the remote historic look, resembling something out of a 1900s period play.

Some things stay with you forever – like my first ever sighting of a golden eagle. I remember it like yesterday.

How many of us stop to think of the subterranean marvel below us, when we sit on the grass, go for a run or walk in a park? It’s hidden from view and often ignored, yet is fundamental to our survival.

As we head into winter, I’m reminded of the strange happenings on the Arctic-archipelago of Novaya Zemlya, Russia, where a snow-covered rubbish dump was being ransacked by polar bears.

Of late, we’ve been getting used to shortages of things we’ve previously taken for granted, like petrol, gas, toilet rolls, HGV drivers and seasonal labour. Could it be that we’re about to add a new item to that list: antibiotics?

As the great and the good packed their bags and left Glasgow last weekend, we were left picking through the plethora of promises and pledges made by our world leaders during the two weeks of climate talks.

The “last best chance to keep 1.5 alive” was how the COP26 climate summit was being seen, creating a huge focus for our collective hopes for the future.

For the next two weeks, Glasgow will become the centre of the world, or at least the epicentre of the battle for the planet.

Glancing at some of the media bulletins at the moment, you could be forgiven for thinking there's every possibility that Christmas could be cancelled this year!

I live in a small farm hamlet with my wife Helen and our dog, Duke. This place I call home is my lens for watching the countryside. Every day, I walk with Duke through the fields and woods and each day I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to witness

There are few creatures on Earth as striking as octopuses. They are remarkable marine cephalopod molluscs, in the same biological class as squid and cuttlefish and easily identified by their eight arms. They inhabit all marine habitats, ranging from tropical reefs to polar latitudes, where they are ecologically important species,

“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man,” said Charles Darwin. Today is World Animal Day, a time to celebrate animals across the world, be they farmed, wild or companion animals.

Months on and my local superstore still goes for weeks without having frozen veg available. And now shortages of seasonal labour, drivers and gas have raised political questions and sparked media headlines about the possibility of ‘Christmas being cancelled’.

To my mind, the UN Secretary-General has done something extraordinary. In convening the Food Systems Summit, he has hoicked the issue of food to a place resembling where it should be – a major global issue that needs to be addressed urgently.

Just last week, we learnt about monstrous rains in China and Mumbai with hundreds dead. The week before we witnessed the worst floods for decades in Germany and Belgium with heavy loss of life.

For millennia, farming has worked in harmony with nature. However, one human lifetime ago, things changed dramatically: farming became dominated by industrial agriculture.

"If Mother Nature could speak, I believe she would weep." Our own future and the health of all life on Earth depends on us making peace with nature.

When I look back over three decades of progress on the way we treat animals, it has been heartening to see how attitudes and understanding have evolved to insist on better treatment.

Global action is needed to alleviate poverty, address overconsumption of livestock products and move food systems to regenerative forms of conservation agriculture

Whilst the emergence of Covid-19 has been linked to eating wildlife, it shows strong parallels with other viruses which have emerged from a different route – industrial farming

Marco Springmann and colleagues warn that we must shift to more plant-based ‘flexitarian’ diets if we are to reduce the food system’s projected greenhouse-gas emissions and meet the targets of the 2015 Paris Agreement

Does meat have to come from an animal? Perhaps not. The Telegraph

Man has an almost insatiable appetite to destroy the planet in his quest for cheap meat. As well as pushing wildlife to extinction through the destruction of habitats, rising meat production is accelerating climate change. - The Times