Yearly Archives: 2017

A British Halloween

I’ve come to hate Halloween with the adoption of American traditions such as Trick or Treat. If you have children you will find it hard to fight against, but perhaps reintroducing some of our own traditions will help. Read on

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The (not very good) art of the impossible

A response to Peter Kindersley’s observation on economics following my article in Colin’ Corner, “Radicals vs. Conventionals, Part II” Peter wrote: “At the base of what you are saying Colin … Read on

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Maple Field Milk re-starting in March 2018: exciting opportunities!

Nick Snelgar, founder of Maple Field Milk, writes: Where do you get your milk from?  Do you have any idea which part of the country the cow is milked in?  … Read on

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ORFC 2018: tickets now on sale

Next year’s Oxford Real Farming Conference takes place on Thursday January 4 and Friday January 5 2018. Tickets are now on sale. Once again, we’re offering bargain prices -  £60 … Read on

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Major new study reports huge loss of flying insects

This study measuring the decline in flying insects, took place over 27 years in 63 nature protection areas in Germany.  The researchers estimate that there has been “a seasonal decline … Read on

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Forward to the Land: land rights and reform for a new rural economy

Samson Hart’s dissertation – part of his MA: Economics in Transition at Schumacher College (2016/17) – explores “the emerging and potential land rights initiatives that can support a transition to … Read on

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Our failing food system: where the real battle-lines lie; and what we can do about it!

This new report from IPES-Food (lead author Pat Mooney), sounds the alarm on the mega-mergers happening within the food industry: – the three firms dominating more than 60% of global … Read on

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What is Agroecology? Why does is matter?

A new report from the FAO of a regional symposium held last year in Budapest on agroecology for food security and nutrition sets out the important concepts of agroecology and … Read on

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How our food and farming systems are making us sick

This new report – Unravelling the Food–Health Nexus: Addressing practices, political economy, and power relations to build healthier food systems – from IPES-Food was launched at the UN Committee on … Read on

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Brexit, re-wilding, vegans, GMOs, and the meaning of “progress”: why we need to get back to basics

By COLIN TUDGE With Brexit looming and the world in general falling about our ears, farmers, governments, academics, people at large, and a fair sprinkling of journalists are asking, among … Read on

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