DDT was banned in the United States in the 1970s but continues to be used for malaria control in countries including India and South Africa.
Agriculture in California has faced huge costs as a result of ongoing drought. Now wildfires, aggravated by high winds and higher temperatures, are threatening large areas of the US' major fruit and vegetable producer.
More intense heat waves, heavier downpours, and severe droughts and wildfires in western US are already affecting the nation’s ability to produce and transport safe food.
The results of testing by the Food Standards Agency suggest that food labelling claims have improved in the wake of the horsemeat scandal
Water companies have issued stark warnings over the government's plans to allow shale gas exploration across half of the UK mainland.