Land blocked? UK ‘faces 2 million hectare shortfall’

Space to grow fruit and vegetables, crops for ‘green’ biofuel and build homes could soon be hard to find. New research led by Cambridge academics suggests the UK faces a shortfall of 2 million hectares by 2030. With the UK’s population predicted to reach 71 million, an extra 7 million hectares of land – more […]

Leaked UN report fears food crisis from climate change

Climate change could spark more violence, mass migration across Asia and lead to a crisis in food supply according to a draft UN report seen by the Independent. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is due to publish the second of three reports studying man’s impact on the global climate. The first part of the […]