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Insects as Food, First-time Voters, Glyphosate; Veg Boxes

A new report suggests that insects and plants could replace half the meat in our diet. Charlotte Smith speaks to Dr Peter Alexander about the potential implications.

A new report suggests that insects and plants could replace half the meat in our diet. Charlotte Smith speaks to one of the report's researchers, Dr Peter Alexander, about the potential implications on the environment and farming.

Canada's health regulator has concluded that the weedkiller Glyphosate is safe, and doesn't pose a risk to either human health or the environment. In the EU it was given only a temporary licence, which runs out later this year. The BBC's Business Reporter Alex Ritson has been following the story.

As the political parties start to consider their rural priorities in the run-up to the General Election, Toby Field has been to Hartpury College in Gloucestershire to meet up with four students to find out what the issues are for the next generation of people working in the agricultural sector.

A new report suggests that insects and plants could replace half the meat in our diet. Charlotte Smith speaks to Dr Peter Alexander about the potential implications for the environment and for farming.

In the week before the election we'll be talking to all the main parties about their plans for rural Britain and your questions for the politicians are very welcome. You can email us - farming,today@bbc.co.uk. Or on twitter we're @BBCFarmingToday

Producer: Toby Field.

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