Yearly Archives: 2017

New Defra report on crops grown for bioenergy in 2016

Thses stats on Crops grown for bioenergy in England and the UK in 2016 were published on Dec 6 2017. Key findings as follows: In 2016, 132 thousand hectares of agricultural … Read on

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Maple Field Milk: looking for business partner

LET’S GET GOING………….. Well……..there are two new premises to choose from. Two new people who totally see the point;  who really value the source of fresh local non-homogenised  milk . … Read on

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Food Justice

This report on a workshop on Food Justice and Food Justice for All organised by Community Centred Knowledge and the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience in Birmingham (June 2017) … Read on

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Organic farming and feeding the world – new report

Published in Nature Communications in November 2017, this article on strategies for feeding the world organically is remarkably optimistic.  Abstract as follows: “Organic agriculture is proposed as a promising approach to … Read on

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EU Withdrawal Bill and the Precautionary Principle

Rupert Read (Nov 20 2017) here sets out the prospects for the retention of the Precautionary Principle after Brexit.  Gove seems onside, but his interpretation of the principle falls short … Read on

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Why the Oxford Real Farming Conference is distinct and intends to remain so

A disclaimer by ORFC co-founder Colin Tudge We don’t want to be unfriendly and we are all in this world together but: as a co-founder of the Oxford Real Farming … Read on

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Brexit: Withdrawal Bill Committee Stage Day two

Update from the Alliance (Unlock Democracy) The second day of Committee Stage saw the Government continue to win the vote but the vote margin (on both amendments and new clauses) … Read on

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Brexit: how to keep existing environmental standards

This paper on ensuring compliance with environmental law post Brexit by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and ClientEarth and funded by RSPB and WWF was published  on October … Read on

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Michael Gove’s plans for an environmental watchdog post Brexit

This from a media announcement over the weekend. The proposed environmental watchdog “. . .will be seen partly as an attempt by Mr Gove, another key Brexiteer, to  restate the … Read on

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Aquaponics, high-tech swill, GMOs and robots: context is all

thoughts from Colin Tudge Scientists and technologists, especially those involved in controversial enterprises, are wont to claim that science and technology are politically and morally neutral. What makes them good … Read on

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