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"The rationale is that tomatoes traditionally have a more stable and much higher yield than peppers, with up to 110 tonnes of fruit per hectare compared to around three tonnes per hectare where chillies are grown." Photograph: Getty Images

Adding a spicy kick to a tomato sandwich or pasta sauce may get considerably easier if the recently published work of researchers from NUI Galway goes(...)

Jerusalem artichokes hail from South America and are part of the sunflower family. Photograph: Basak Gurbuz Derma/Getty Images

Christmas first, then New Year’s celebrations, then a new year. So much eating, so much drinking. But January brings a fresh slate to food, to new vis(...)

Now is the  time to rifle through the pages of the new crop of seed catalogues. Photograph: Richard Johnston

January- that mournful month of small, grey days and an invalid sun that hangs low and weak in the winter sky - is never an easy time of the year for (...)

Heatwaves like the record-breaking 2017 event in central and eastern China were once rare. They are now one-in-five-year events due to climate change. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Civilisation is increasingly out of sync with the world’s changing climate, as heatwaves, such as those in the Mediterranean and in China during 2017,(...)

Camp Barentz. Photograph: Hurtigruten Svalbard

I’m just back from a place that doesn’t appear on most globes, as it’s obliterated by the bolt connecting the turning mechanism to the stand. It’s at(...)

 British naturalist Sir David Attenborough at the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland: “The world’s people have spoken, their message is clear, time is running out, they want you, the decision-makers, to act now.” Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

The collapse of civilisation and extinction of much of the natural world is “on the horizon” due to climate change, Sir David Attenborough declared at(...)

Joe Healy IFA President: five actions the  Government can take to support farming to deliver on climate mitigation.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It’s time to “move beyond climate blaming and into climate action” in addressing the issue of carbon emissions arising from agriculture, according to (...)

Argentina’s Martin Landajo during training at  UCD, Dublin, ahead of their match against Ireland on Saturday. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Nobody told Argentina it was monsoon season at the Belfield Bowl. A dog of an afternoon. Rain strafing the roof of the sheds and drowning voices as th(...)

Mario Melo was rushed to a local hospital in the town of Pinamar, where he was later declared dead. Image: Google Maps

A former champion boxer has choked to death during a televised croissant-eating contest in Argentina. The death of 56-year-old Mario Melo was announ(...)

Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Wind remained his most discussed unfinished film. Photograph: Apic/Getty

Towards the close of They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, one vessel in the Orson Welles flotilla that has just docked at Netflix Cove, the great man ponder(...)

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