Yearly Archives: 2017

New Post Brexit Trade Report from the Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, Belfast

Published August 16 2017, the full “scientific” report – i.e. they’re trying to measure the impacts of three different trade scenarios using a modelling framework – can be found here … Read on

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Brexit latest from the UK Gvt on Future Customs Arrangements

Published today.  The full paper can be found here. Executive summary as follows: 1. As we leave the European Union and therefore the EU Customs Union, the Government seeks a … Read on

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Maple Field Milk – another howler

Another howler; another lovely deep north Atlantic low barrelling its way up from Cape  Finisterre; another complete deluge over Maple Field Farm. Perfect weather for grass.  And as we like … Read on

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Food, Farming & a 21st Renaissance: Oct 16-20 2017

Come and be inspired (leave your Brexit woes behind)! Join us at Schumacher College for this week-long course in October!  Bursaries available. BOOK HERE This from Colin Tudge about the … Read on

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A post-Brexit re-think for food and farming

If we seriously care about the plight and the future of the human race and the biosphere then we have to re-think food and farming policies from first principles. Colin … Read on

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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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