Food and farming in Northern Ireland

02 Aug 2018
Northern Ireland’s countryside is at crisis point. Over 90% of our protected sites are dangerously polluted. Our rivers and lakes are in sorry state too. Most of this pollution comes from agriculture.

This is Northern Ireland’s dirty secret.

Grow a few weeds and help Britain’s bees: the Great British Bee Count begins

17 May 2018     |       3 minute read
Wildlife and gardening experts are calling on the public to grow weeds to help Britain’s bees, as a new Friends of the Earth survey reveals that 57% of people would allow their garden to grow wilder - for example by letting weeds and wildflowers grow or allowing patches of grass to grow longer - if it could help bees and other wildlife.