As the world’s population grows, the need to feed billions of mouths mean our use of synthetic fertilisers will almost certainly increase significantly. The FT’s Anna Gross explores two innovative French companies that could ultimately reduce our reliance on artificial fertilisers by offering less carbon-intensive options. But how viable are these alternatives?
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, beware the bossy state, Britain’s party-animal prime minister (11:45) and, why America and China are one military accident away from disaster (18:00)
This is a short compliation with some of the best shots from all Little Big World episodes that were released in 2021. Pandemic-wise there are mostly episodes from Europe except for the Los Angeles film, which was shot pre-pandemic.
Chapters 00:00 Ore Mountains, Germany 00:21 Hallstatt, Austria 00:31 Moldova 00:47 Venice, Italy 01:02 Danube Delta Romania 01:10 Romania 01:33 Sofia, Bulgaria 01:45 Los Angeles, USA 01:55 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
A wintry view of the high desert of northern Nevada. Videographer: Derek Reich.
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Monocle’s Emma Nelson and panellists Vincent McAviney and Stephen Dalziel cover the weekend’s most interesting discussion topics, live from London.