An Oscar-nominated film which explores large-scale agricultural production in the US is causing controversy among the farming industry in the UK. Reviewers has said that Food Inc exposes some unsavoury realities about how American food reaches the table, and the power of multinational corporations in deciding what people eat. Charlotte Smith looks at whether this film could predict the future of farming in the UK.
Also, energy could be the new cash crop for farmers. From April, farmers will be able to sell electricity to the national grid for more. And a company which builds houses out of hemp is calling on more farmers to grow the crop.