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Jam and chutney, Cattle fraud, Plant pests and diseases

A chef is Bristol is turning food waste into tasty chutney. We're in NI to hear how a cattle dealer preyed on an elderly farmer. And we hear how flora and fauna fight disease.

Today we begin a week long look at plant pests and diseases. First up it's Dr Buggs! Richard Buggs is the lead researcher at Kew Gardens and he's concerned about bio-security post-Brexit.

Our Northern Ireland Farming Correspondent, Connor Macauley reports on a disturbing case from County Tyrone where a fraudulent cattle dealer preyed on a vulnerable 83-year-old farmer and put the food chain at risk by selling diseased cattle.

A chef in Bristol is using waste food to produce tasty chutney for homeless people - Farming Today's Lucy Taylor joins her in the kitchen.

And as we wake up from winter into spring - we'll have the Farming Today 5-day Forecast from the BBC Weather Centre.

13 minutes


  • Mon 13 Mar 2017 05:45