Category Archives: The Changing Scene

Climate change, farming & the vegan – beef controversy

Why pasture based livestock farming could be part of the solution – and the huge importance of good impartial science by Catherine Broomfield* Whatever the eventual outcome of Brexit, the … Read on

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Agroecology: real innovation from and for the people

This latest Nyeleni Newsletter on agroecology – real innovation from and for the people (Number 36, April 2019) critiques new versions of the Green Revolution, the FAO,  spells out what’s … Read on

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Extinction Rebellion, David Blunkett and Me

This piece by Chris Smaje was originally published in his blog Small Farm Future (April 23 2019) – with thanks to him for permission to reproduce here. “I briefly mentioned … Read on

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Job Vacancy: Oxford Real Farming Conference & College for Real Farming & Food Culture

We’re recruiting for a new conference manager and college event organiser. The Oxford Real Farming Conference dates for next year are January 8 & 9. This will be our 11th … 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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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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