Yearly Archives: 2017

Good Cooking starts with Good Ingredients

Every now and again it is helpful for all of us to shake up our buying habits to find inspiration again. To help you evaluate whether your food shopping has got into a rut, try this review, which considers what you ate this past winter, from 1 December to 28 February. Read on

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Bird flu – who’s to blame?

According to Rob Wallace, advisor to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy contrary to government departments and big industry it’s not wildfowl that are to blame but the “economic … Read on

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Can Britain ever again be fit for farming?

Colin Tudge fears that Brexit could mean the end for agriculture that truly aspires to produce good food for everyone Our excellent friend Nick Snelgar who writes regularly on these … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – Blog it up from the depths

January 20th 2017 Blog yourself up from the depths of winter I say.  No light to speak of: mud made sticky by the peculiar influence of frost mixed in with … Read on

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People Need Nature policy report just published

Published on Jan 3 2017, this report was written by Miles King et al of “People Need Nature” Called “A Pebble in the Pond: Opportunities for farming, food and nature … Read on

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Olivier De Schutter on why we need to shift to agroecology

This piece in today’s Guardian by Olivier De Schutter and Emile Frison, spells out the dangers of the so-called “technological advances” in industrial agriculture. That they “simply give industrial agriculture … Read on

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New York Times on the corruption of agricultural research by the industry that sponsors it

This piece in the NYT (Dec 31 2016) describes what is now common practice in universities that take money from industry: “scientists deliver outcomes favorable to companies, while university research … Read on

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