Yearly Archives: 2018

Can organic farming feed the world?

Emphatically yes, says Colin Tudge; and, in the long run, nothing else can. But we cannot leave food and farming to the present-day powers-that-be. More or less everything that we … Read on

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Homes for retiring farmers: new report from the LCA

The CLA have just published this report “calling on Government to support farming families by recognising in planning policy for England that building a new home in the countryside is justified … Read on

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South Indian farmers raising awareness of their plight

This from Tom Wakeford about “a wonderful initiative in South India” that needs your support: Smallholder farmers of Badampet village in Telangana, India, like thousands across the country, have lost … Read on

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Soil Association Land Trust looking for new Chair

Deadline for applications:  February 19 2018 The Soil Association Land Trust safeguards legacies of land, providing a safe haven and preventing land being lost from farming and growing. Land is … Read on

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EAC announces inquiry into Defra’s 25-Year Environment Plan

Environmental Audit Committee Select Committee Announcement New inquiry – 25-Year Environment Plan The Environmental Audit Committee is today launching a short inquiry into the Government’s 25-Year Plan for the Environment. … Read on

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And open letter from Nick Snelgar

28th January 2018 MAPLE FIELD FARM, MARTIN FORDINGBRIDGE HANTS  SP6  3LR Re PLANNING DISPUTE – UNRESOLVED Dear Sir, This is a record of what has happened to us.  To me … Read on

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Toxicity of glyphosate-based herbicides and other pesticides

The long-awaited research report is out!  Seralini et al the authors.  And the news is as has been rumoured:  It’s not the glyphosate that’s the main problem; it’s the formulants. … Read on

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A letter to Michael Gove concerning Trade and Parliamentary Sovereignty

Dear Michael Gove May I thank you for taking the time to attend the Oxford Real Farming Conference, both to address the full audience, and in closed session. This was … Read on

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Is the tide really turning?

Colin Tudge is elated by this year’s Oxford Real Farming Conference – but also, with further reflection, profoundly depressed. At least eight-hundred-and-fifty people turned up to Oxford’s Town Hall on … Read on

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Colin Tudge interviews Secretary of State Michael Gove MP

The need to be radical, the Neoliberal state we’re in and what to do about it – these themes and more are put to Michael Gove in an 8 minute … Read on

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