Yearly Archives: 2017

The Grass Beneath Your Feet

The quality of grass may not be something that you have ever really considered yet this is the main determinant of the quality of the meat or dairy we eat. Read on

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Nature Plants on use of pesticides and arable productivity and profitability

Martin Lechenet, Fabrice Dessaint, Guillaume Py, David Makowski and Nicolas Munier-Jolain from the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Agrosolutions in France recently published a research letter in Nature Plants (March 1 2017, … Read on

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The Ecological Land Cooperative’s new share offer

Really good news:  following their successful first three smallholdings at Greenham Reach, Devon, ELC has purchased some land in Lewis, Sussex, and is now launching a Share Offer to purchase … Read on

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Maple Field Farm – this is why local food farming is so important

April 2 2017 My day starts with a massive dose of home-grown adrenaline. Fear mounts as I cannot actually see our jet black in-calf dairy cow from the window. Since … Read on

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Meat-Free anchovy recipes

From classic summer salads such as Caesar and Niçoise, to the hot Bagna Caoda dip for winter vegetables, broccoli & anchovy sauce for pasta, Pissaladière and British savouries such as Scotch Woodcock, the anchovy provides a depth of flavour that compensates for the absence of meat. Read on

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Anchovies

Despite their tiny size, cured anchovies make a tremendous contribution to the taste of a dish making them especially valuable in meat-free dishes although not, of course, for strict vegetarians. Read on

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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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