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New GM wheat trial, early asparagus, ghost fishing gear

A new GM wheat trial is planted in Hertfordshire which could increase yields. But objectors say the money should be spent on getting food to poor people around the world.

A new GM wheat trial is planted in Hertfordshire which could increase yields significantly. But objectors say the money should be spent on getting more food to poor people around the world.
Asparagus is an iconic British spring crop. Its short-lived season traditionally starts on St George's Day, the 23rd of April, and runs through until June. But a farmer in Herefordshire has invested in 60 acres of polytunnels, to start the season off early.
Springtime in Cornwall brings a bloom of plankton at sea, and that attracts sand-eels, which in turn are eaten by dolphin and other marine life. Unfortunately the dolphin and larger fish along the Cornish coast are getting tangled-up and killed by discarded fishing equipment, know as ghost gear.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Beatrice Fenton.

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