Yearly Archives: 2017

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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AgriFood Atlas 2017

Compiled by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, and Friends of the Earth Europe, this AgriFood Atlas is a must read! As the introduction states: “The contrast could … Read on

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RSPB’s report on potential impacts of Brexit for farmers

This from the latest RSPB newsletter (October 2017): “Brexit is expected to affect farming more than most sectors of the economy. Yet over 70% of the UK is farmed and … Read on

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New research on livestock farming and climate change shows the need to assess on an individual basis

This research was published in  The Journal of Cleaner Production by McAuliffe G.A., Takahashi T., Orr R.J., Harris P., Lee M.R.F. (October 30 2017). Press release as follows (Bristol University): … Read on

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Brexit: it’s not too late to act! Join the Repeal Bill Alliance

This from The Alliance: It’s not too late to act – and if civil society comes together we can make our voices heard. That’s what the Alliance is here to do … Read on

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