Aerial drone and combine harvester in a version of the new pastoral in a French wheat field.

Automating the farm

Self-driving tractors and the internet of cows – welcome to the world of precision agriculture. Jim Thomas lays out the vision driving corporate giants into a merger frenzy.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
The People vs Monsanto (and other GM giants)

The People vs Monsanto (and other GM giants)

Around the world people are mobilizing against biotech bullies.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015

Action! What can I do?

The following organizations give advice and informa­tion, and campaign on GM, food safety and sovereignty.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015

The farmer’s friend

Are farmers benefitting from growing GM crops, as Monsanto claims? Dionne Bunsha investigates.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015

Is Monsanto on the side of science?

Claire Robinson looks at what has happened to scientists who dare to say GM foods are not safe.

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NI 481 - Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? - April, 2015
Santa Elisa sugar cane farm in Sertaozinho, northeast of São Paulo. Brazil is the world’s largest producer and exporter of sugar and ethanol.

Where now for biofuels?

Can fuel crops ever be sustainable? Danny Chivers gives us the lowdown.

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NI 444 - The changing face of masculinity - July, 2011

Biofuels - the good, the bad and the ugly

From wood to algae, biofuels have been around for years. But they're not necessarily all they're cracked up to be. Danny Chivers has the low-down.

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NI 444 - The changing face of masculinity - July, 2011
Crops of truth

Crops of truth

Jaideep Hardikar travels to the bottom of the social scale, and the women of rural south India, to discover where knowledge and wisdom about seeds are still to be found.

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NI 435 - Seed savers - September, 2010
Michael Way collecting for the Millennium Seed Bank.

Seed savers

The world’s seed markets are being gobbled up by ‘life-science’ corporations – but peasant farmers still feed the world. David Ransom reports.

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NI 435 - Seed savers - September, 2010

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
Total control - is Monsanto unstoppable? April, 2015
The changing face of masculinity July, 2011
The changing face of masculinity July, 2011
Seed savers September, 2010
Seed savers September, 2010
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