Yearly Archives: 2017

New Brexit food briefing from well-known Profs Lang, Marsden & Millstone

These three aren’t known for pulling their punches.  So enjoy the read of A Food Brexit: time to get real (published today, July 17) – and hopefully you’ll feel inspired … Read on

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Repeal Bill gives Ministers “unprecedented powers”

– according to Unlock Democracy: The Government’s Repeal Bill is supposed to ‘copy and paste’ thousands of laws ready for when the UK leaves the EU – but it gives … Read on

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Why the Price of Food has Nothing to do with the Price of Food – and why science has been corrupted

By Colin Tudge Last night’s Panorama (July 10 2017) fronted by Countryfile’s Tom Heap, explored food and farming post-Brexit: a sign – one of several – that after 40 years … Read on

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Oxford Real Farming Conference 2018: call for session ideas

Next year’s Oxford Real Farming Conference takes place on the 4th & 5th January in Oxford Town Hall. Time to start thinking about the contents of the programme! When we … Read on

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Gove and the Great Ministerial Tradition

A rant from Colin Tudge The appointment of Michael Gove as Secretary of State for The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (agriculture is in there somewhere) continues the British tradition … Read on

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Ecological Land Co-operative’s Share Offer: Last chance to invest

There’s just one week to go to invest in the Ecological land Cooperatives The community share offer to raise investment in affordable farms for new entrants to #farming. You can … Read on

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Conference Announcement: London October 5 & 6 2017

Extinction and Livestock: Moving to a flourishing food system for wildlife, farm animals and us. Compassion in World Farming in partnership with WWF are holding an international conference this autumn not … Read on

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What the Oxford Real Farming Conference is really all about

The absolute importance of being radical By Colin Tudge The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) has become more popular than anyone could reasonably have expected, or indeed hoped. Eight-hundred-and-fifty different … Read on

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DEFRA advertising new policy advisor posts for food, farming. This could be you!

25 news posts are going at HEO level Applications by June 8 2017 This from the job description This is a tremendously exciting time to join Defra, which is at … Read on

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Gingerbread Recipes

Although most Gingerbread recipes have been updated to reflect the availability of new ingredients and equipment it is still possible detect the evolution of British cookery through the recipes. Read on

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