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DEFRA budget slashed

THE DEPARTMENT for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs has agreed to cut its budget by 30% by 2020. Given that the department has already had its resources cut to the bone, some observers are wondering whether it can survive another round of swingeing cuts.   In the 2010 spending review, the department was required to…
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Few solutions to a world of problems

FEEDING THE World come 2050 is a tall order, but answers are in short supply. Footprint left a summit with more questions than answers.                    Journalists are sometimes prone to exaggeration, but The Economist’s deputy editor, Emma Duncan, was not underplaying the situation when she opened this year’s…
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