A new National Food Plan -- backing the case to farm more of Australia's north -- is something Barnaby Joyce and Bob Katter have long called for. Emil Jeyaratnam speaks to them in Canberra.
The issue? Mining coal seam gas in agricultural areas. The conflict? Balancing food security and energy security, writes FAQ Research's Dr Tina Hunter.
Tony Abbott has arrived late and confused at an issue the Greens have been pursuing for years. Declaring you support both farmers and miners on these issues is merely going to make everyone unhappy.
Every news story about the African crisis references the impact of world food prices. Why are they so volatile and how should they be stabilised?
Foreign government-backed companies have begun buying up farmland around the world, with Australia’s vast tracts of top quality primary production land a prime target.
Apiarists from around the country have descended on Canberra this week to fight the government's decision to halt its funding of the eradication of the Asian honey bee.
Australia faces a growing "food security" problem, we're told by politicians and industry. Except, we're not - it's just old-fashioned protectionism on the march.
It is easy to bash the grocery heavies, but to really address the issue of healthy eating, a multi-faceted approach is required -- one that looks at social and health factors as much as economic ones, writes Jon Wardle.