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Martin Livermore
Green with prejudice: why a fair hearing is needed for pesticides

Green with prejudice: why a fair hearing is needed for pesticides

FOOD PLAYS A UNIQUE part in our lives. At minimum, it is essential for life, but it also has great cultural significance. For those of us lucky enough to live in peaceful, prosperous societies, eating ...

Tony Trewavas
Robots, Drones, Aeroponics and Hyrdoponics – how science is improving agriculture

Robots, Drones, Aeroponics and Hyrdoponics – how science is improving agriculture

MEETING THE NEEDS of the present without compromising those of future generations is the basis of sustainability. For agriculture sustainability is all about smart technology, robotics and optimising efficient use of land.

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Liam Kerr
Can changing road speed limits work both ways?

Can changing road speed limits work both ways?

BACK IN MARCH, I wrote about the folly of the plans to cut the national speed limit to 20 mph in all residential zones as it would not improve road safety and nor would it ...

Ewen Stewart
Cost of indy now at least £2000 per person per year

Cost of indy now at least £2000 per person per year

WE HAVE SEEN in recent days and weeks a number of terrorist atrocities in the UK. Our thoughts and prayers must go to those so brutally effected by the actions of these perverted individuals.

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Colin Gibson
Act now or we could have a devastating blackout

Act now or we could have a devastating blackout

AS CONSUMERS, we take a properly functioning electricity supply for granted, barring strong winds or snow bringing down power lines. But in practice there will always be some risk to the security of this supply. ...

Liam Kerr
How Car Companion can pump us up

How Car Companion can pump us up

IN RECENT WEEKS I have been asked to comment on various road safety measures, such as average speed cameras on the A9 and A90. What is equally important as these initiatives is what individual road ...

Eben Wilson
Social care is a family affair

Social care is a family affair

WHY IS social care policy proving so difficult for politicians? It’s not as if they haven’t had a long time to think about what needs doing.   

That there are a number ...

ThinkScotland
Get your Brexit flashcards - launched today

Get your Brexit flashcards - launched today

 

BREXIT FLASHCARDS have been launched today and can be found at the website www.brexitflashcards.uk

These flashcards are the single, easy-to-use summary of why it is right ...

Kirstein Rummery
There’s a strong economic case for women’s equality, so why so little progress?

There’s a strong economic case for women’s equality, so why so little progress?

CAMPAIGNERS FOR women’s equality often draw attention to the social costs inequality entails: the risk or experience of sexual violence, the lack of role models in positions of power, and the everyday sexism experienced by ...

Miles Saltiel
Can a Brexit deal be agreed quickly enough?

Can a Brexit deal be agreed quickly enough?

I STARTED paying attention to Brexit three years ago and rapidly came to doubt that Article 50 talks could come to a successful outcome. So, I reasoned, Her Majesty’s Government should flush this out rather ...

Eben Wilson
The carnivore politics of the left

The carnivore politics of the left

A LOT OF BILE is being expended on the Labour Party manifesto; much of it on its supposed costs.  There is no doubt that it does offer a great deal of manna from somewhere, and ...

Hugh Andrew
A ‘Modest Proposal’ for economic growth Part 2: A shot in the arm

A ‘Modest Proposal’ for economic growth Part 2: A shot in the arm

I EXPLAINED yesterday – in the first of my two part article – how Britain, Europe and the world are crippled by a legacy of massive debt overhang built on speculative investment and asset price ...