Yearly Archives: 2019

Herb of the month – Sorrel

The sour, lemony flavour of sorrel has been appreciated in Britain at least since Roman times and is the first herb of the year around which I can deliver the “dinner of herbs” promised at the outset of this series. Read on

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Investigation into the Issues Associated with Large scale and Concentrated Landownership in Scotland

Report by Glenn, S., MacKessack-Leitch, J., Pollard, K., Glass, J., and McMorran, R., for the Scottish Land Commission, published November 20 2019 The full report can be viewed here Executive … Read on

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Regional Baking for Easter

In Easter Biscuits we can see some of the clearly defined regional preferences that have largely been blurred by commercial food production and countrywide distribution. Read on

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The College for Real Farming and Food Culture: new courses

Still time to book places on three of this year’s courses! The College for Real Farming and Food Culture is designed to explore, develop, and promulgate all the big ideas … Read on

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Rivers gain legal protection from misuse

This article is by Alex Kirby, Climate News Network (March 21 2019) Several countries are ensuring their rivers can gain legal protection, a move akin to treating them as people, … Read on

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Insane Food Trade

This from Local Futures: “The global food economy is destroying life around the world. When it comes to resistance, buying local is a start, but it’s important to understand how … Read on

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Broiler chickens a “distinct and characteristic new morphospecies ….[that] symbolizes the unprecedented human reconfiguration of the Earth’s biosphere.”

See this research article by Carys E. Bennett, Richard Thomas, Mark Williams, Jan Zalasiewicz, Matt Edgeworth, Holly Miller, Ben Coles, Alison Foster, Emily J. Burton and Upenyu Marume in Royal Society Open Science 12 December 2018, abstract as follows: “Changing … Read on

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Defra Ministers Question Time March 29 2019: public invited to submit questions

Questions must be submitted by 12pm Wednesday March 20 2019 Press release: On Wednesday 27 March, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee will hold evidence sessions with all ministers from … Read on

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Shared Assets survey of land users

This from Shared Assets “We know there are organisations out there pioneering new ways of managing land and creating shared benefits while they do so. We call these organisations common good … Read on

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Food, Farms and Metaphysics: The Great Re-think

Join Colin Tudge, Jyoti Fernandes, Tim Gorringe and Ruth West for a short course at Schumacher College this May (20-24) to “re-assess all the big ideas we take for granted … Read on

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