Category Archives: The Changing Scene

Bird flu – who’s to blame?

According to Rob Wallace, advisor to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy contrary to government departments and big industry it’s not wildfowl that are to blame but the “economic … Read on

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People Need Nature policy report just published

Published on Jan 3 2017, this report was written by Miles King et al of “People Need Nature” Called “A Pebble in the Pond: Opportunities for farming, food and nature … Read on

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Olivier De Schutter on why we need to shift to agroecology

This piece in today’s Guardian by Olivier De Schutter and Emile Frison, spells out the dangers of the so-called “technological advances” in industrial agriculture. That they “simply give industrial agriculture … Read on

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New York Times on the corruption of agricultural research by the industry that sponsors it

This piece in the NYT (Dec 31 2016) describes what is now common practice in universities that take money from industry: “scientists deliver outcomes favorable to companies, while university research … Read on

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Maple Field Milk and small-scale milk processing introductory course

Nick’s first two courses proved immensely popular, so he’s offering another one day introductory course on Saturday December 3rd (2016) from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Course fee (including lunch) is £95 … Read on

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Oxford Real Farming Conference Jan 4-5 2017

Just two months to go and tickets are selling fast.  So book now!! http://www.oxfordrealfarmingconference.org/

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The politics of Agroecology: cooptation and resistance in the global north

This article written by Miguel Altieri and Eric Holt-Giménez and published by Food First (Oct 18 2016) warns that “The political dimension of agroecology is problematic in the Global North—particularly … Read on

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Job Opportunity!

Feedback, the organisation founded by Tristram Stuart to campaign against global food waste, is looking for an Executive Director. It’s a London-based job, hugely exciting (and challenging!) This about it: “Can … Read on

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Minister reassures parliament that the existing environmental laws will be maintained “wherever practicable and desirable”

Thursday, 13 October 2016 ANSWERS So this is all very reassuring then? Parliamentary Questions this Thursday (Oct 13) were on the environment and agriculture Mr Roger Godsiff MP asked: the … Read on

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EAC Hearing: Defra and Dept for Exiting the EU on What Happens to EU Environmental Law and Protection

Environmental Audit Committee announcement EVIDENCE HEARING 7 September 2016, 2.20 pm, Wilson Room, Portcullis House Witnesses: Dr Thérèse Coffey, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Mr … Read on

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