Allotments with runner beans. Illustration: Michael Viney

The decades of this column have seen notable shifts towards more eco-friendly attitudes to food. Growing it organically has lost most of its old eccen(...)

Avadel is a speciality pharmaceutical company. Photograph: iStock

The chief executive of Dublin-headquartered Avadel Pharmaceuticals has resigned, while the company’s chief operating officer has been named as his int(...)

California governor Jerry Brown ordered the state’s first mandatory water cuts on April 1st, the day when the annual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which is critical to the state’s water supply, had nothing to measure. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Rarely has a measuring stick proven so effective at making a point. It was April Fool’s Day but this was no joke. Frank Gehrke, chief snow surveyor at(...)