Monday 10 August 2009
Here's Kirsty with news of tonight's programme:
Global food production needs to rise by a whopping 70% by 2050 to meet the demands of a growing world population, climate change, and a worldwide battle for limited natural resources. The Environment Secretary Hilary Benn is demanding a radical rethink on food production in the UK. Tonight we'll discuss the future for food as the government
launches a national debate on food security.
Did the England badminton team overreact when it pulled out of the World Championships in India? The move followed reports in an Indian newspaper that the Hyderabad tournament could face a terrorist threat. The Scottish and Welsh teams are still at the competition and the Indian authorities insist they were in control of the situation. So, good decision or bad?
Also tonight we launch the first in our season of films about "The Noughties" - assessing the changes in big areas of our lives in the past decade. To come: politics, science, fashion and media. But tonight it's all about religion and the changing attitudes to it. Scientist and author Richard Dawkins tells Newsnight his literary agent advised against the publication of The God Delusion in the 1990s, believing the time to be wrong... but it got the green light in the Noughties. So what had changed?
Read more about that story here and leave your thoughts on how religion has fared in the past decade by clicking here.
And after 11pm a court order will allow us to reveal the identities of the couple who were responsible for the death of Baby P.
Do join us at 10.30pm on BBC Two.