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Claims that the 'anti-science' attitude of Europe risks pushing British farmers into a so-called 'new Dark Age', and Charlotte Smith looks at the latest robotic farming technology.

There are warnings that the 'anti-science' attitude of the European Union risks condemning British farmers to a so called 'new Dark Age'. A report out today says the UK should take back the power to decide if it wants to grow GM crops. The former Government Life Science Advisor says the UK could become cut off from playing a potentially major role in pioneering new technologies.

The Woodland Trust says the amount of new woodland to be planted in England over the coming year will reach a ten year low. Defra has announced that this year it will fund the planting of two-thousand hectares of permanent forest. But the Trust says this isn't enough to reach Government targets.

As Farming Today continues to look at entrepreneurial ways to survive in the agricultural industry, one farmer talks about why he decided to go back to university at the age of 42 to study for a Master's degree in Business Administration.

Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Lucy Bickerton.

13 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 Jan 2014 05:45


  • Fri 10 Jan 2014 05:45