We can feed an extra 4 billion people a year if we reject the bloated and wasteful factory farming systems that are endangering our planet’s biodiversity and wildlife, said farming campaigner Philip Lymbery on Monday night, launching a global campaign to Stop the Machine. At present, 35% of the world’s cereal harvest and most of its soya meal is fed to industrially reared animals rather than directly to humans. This is a “wasteful and inefficient practice” because the grain-fed animals contribute much less back in the form of milk, eggs and meat than they consume, according to Lymbery, the chief executive of Compassion in World Farming (CIWF). “The food industry seems to have been hijacked by the animal feed industry,” he said. In recent years the developing world in particular has seen significant agricultural expansion. According to independent organisation Land Matrix, 40m hectares have been acquired globally for agricultural purposes in the last … [Read more...] about Calls to reform food system: ‘Factory farming belongs in a museum’
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A bizarre video has emerged that shows a crowd of holidaymakers fighting for sun loungers at a popular hotel in the Canary Islands. These remarkable pictures show a group of up to 100 holidaymakers preparing to stampede outside the rear doors of the Canary Islands hotel to bag themselves sun loungers for the day. Hotel staff had reportedly decided to lock the doors to the pool area before breakfast each morning and would only open them at 9am. But the bizarre daily ritual led to a huge crowd gathering in the downstairs area of the four star Best Hotel, Playa De Las Americas in Tenerife, with many jockeying to get the best position. When the doors - which had been secured with a chain - eventually opened, the mass of tourists squeezed through and began running at full pelt towards the poolside in a bid to get the best spot. Holidaymakers reported being jostled, bundled out of the way and even threatened with physical violence by other guests during the so called "Battle for The … [Read more...] about Watch British holidaymakers join bizarre stampede for sun loungers at Tenerife hotel
Boris Johnson was lying the moment he opened his mouth during tonight's ITV debate on the referendum. He's an dishonest Con Man sticking up two fingers at British voters. This Buller Boy couldn't be trusted to run a parish council, never mind be Prime Minister when the Tory Blonde Ambition repeats a £350m porkie. Johnson is many things unpleasant, but stupid isn't one of them, so he's venal to parrot the Leave campaign's Project Fib on prime time TV about the cost of British membership of Europe. Read more: And boy, did Remain's fearsome threesome – Labour's Angela Eagle, Scot Nat Nicola Sturgeon and his fellow Tory Amber Rudd – make him pay for his dishonesty. Johnson was handbagged by clever women who pummelled, pulverised and kicked him in the ballots. I bet he never felt so bruised since a rough bout of the Eton Wall Game. If the Leave bus with the whoppers plastered down the side had pulled up outside of the studio, Johnson would've legged it from the podium and … [Read more...] about Don’t believe con man Boris Johnson’s £350m porkie – he’s just sticking two fingers at British voters
IF money was no object what car would you buy? Many dream of owning a classic super car from Ferrari, Jaguar or Aston Martin. Sadly, the huge price tags mean us mere mortals could never think of getting our hands on one. And some of the richest celebs would have to take a back step when it comes to the pricest models in the world, too. That's because even by super car standards the value of the most expensive cars in the world are eye-watering. Prices continue to rocket, with classic cars one of the best investments around.Ferraris dominate the all-time top 10 list accounting for seven raking in hundreds of millions in recent years. But we've compiled the top 10 most expensive cars of all time for each car maker - adjusted for current prices - for you to drool over on your lunchbreak.1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Date sold: 14 August 2014 Price sold: £29.3millionThis Ferrari is one of the most sought after cars in the world so it's little surprise this version which was second off the … [Read more...] about The top 10 most expensive cars of all time by brand including Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche and Aston Martin models – but which one would YOU choose?
Scouse superstar John Conteh stepped inside the ring for 39 times, including seven world title fights, during a career which transcended his generation. His career took him from the Commonwealth Games to the likes of Las Vegas, Anfield, Belgrade and Atlantic City via the glitz and glamour of primetime TV. But it was not winning the WBC light-heavyweight title, or being the inaugural champion of Christmas TV classic Superstars which was Conteh’s biggest triumph. His greatest fight is ongoing to this day - over 30 years sober in his battle with the grips of alcoholism which cut short a glittering career. Conteh was only 29 when he hung up the gloves, and less than two years later he was receiving treatment for the illness which caught up with one of the stars of boxing in the 1970s. Speaking candidly with Mirror Sport at Maurice Newman's Great Ormond Street Charity Golf tournament at Stapleford Abbots, Conteh said: “I was young, and my lifestyle outside of boxing, drink in … [Read more...] about Boxing icon John Conteh opens up on battle with alcoholism which cut short career