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Rush for mega-mergers puts Food Security at risk

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DuPont and Dow Chemical are close to agreeing on a merger which would have a part focused exclusively on agricultural chemicals and seeds. Photograph: Seth Perlman/AP

Recent deals in the global agrochemical and seed industry, driven by financial motivations, are a threat to farmers, prices and the environment

May 5, 2016 — The global agrochemical and seed industry is undergoing profound upheaval, with a spate of mergers and attempted mergers consolidating the sector and raising concerns about the future of the food system.  Continue reading Rush for mega-mergers puts Food Security at risk

Why we should beware the dawn of cheap petrol

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‘Future British production is also in doubt.’ Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian
The crash in crude oil prices has huge implications for geopolitics, climate change – and even our pensions

March 4, 2016 — It’s been many years since the motorist had such a warm feeling at the petrol pump. Whoever thought they would be able to fill the car at prices as low as 90p a litre? Take advantage; fill Continue reading Why we should beware the dawn of cheap petrol