Tag Archive for 'farming'

We need wholesome, seasonal food, raised organically, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a reverence for the circle of life

November 4th, 2011 by Center Street

Virginia farmer Joel Salatin is a man with a message for all of us in his book, ‘Folks, this ain’t normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World’ published by Center Street and available from Amazon UK. Imagine, four generations of a family living on a farm surrounded by verdant […]

Anaerobic digestion on farms could turn agriculture green

March 11th, 2011 by Newcastle University

Research carried out by the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme has shown that small scale digesters on farms could be profitable for farmers, good for the environment and help the UK meet targets on green energy and greenhouse gas emissions. A typical dairy farm could supply most of the electricity it needs to milk […]

London Seminar on Farming and Food Security

February 1st, 2011 by Events

Professor Tim Lang with the Centre for Food Policy at City University, London; Stephen Tromans QC; and James Paice, MP, Minister of State, DEFRA (to be confirmed) will discuss Farming and Food Security at the Athenaeum Club, 107 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ER on 21 June 2011. Registration begins at 8.15 am and the presentations […]

Choosing organic milk could offset detrimental effects of climate change

January 17th, 2011 by Newcastle University

Newcastle University researchers have discovered that our changing climate is having a detrimental effect on conventional milk quality, but organic milk is proving consistently better for you regardless of the time of year or weather conditions. Wetter, cooler summers can have a detrimental effect on the milk we drink, according to new research published by […]

Christian Aid Supporter Day. Be Inspired. Be Active. Create Change.

October 20th, 2010 by Martin John Nicholls of Christian Aid

On the 20th October this year, thousands of Christian Aid supporters from churches all over the UK, made their way to London to lobby their MPs. Not on domestic matters, but on an issue that will affect the whole world and its people. Climate Change. Why would they do such a thing? Well, because they […]

Climate Change: Opportunities and Threats for Dairy Farming

September 6th, 2010 by Andrew Casebow

There were less than 3 billion people in the world when I was born 60 years ago, but now there are more than 6.7 billion people and it is anticipated that the population will rise beyond 9 billion before 2050.  This is the main driving force of increasing ‘Greenhouse Gas’ (GHG) emissions and the phenomenon […]

Crop Mobbing for Farming and Food

May 11th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Farmers and farmers’ friends are coming together for their mutual benefit and for the benefit of the community. In late 2008 Adah Frase and fellow North Carolina farmers began the Crop Mob. Adah Frase believed that people would build stronger relationships with others by working side-by-side rather than just sitting around and talking about shared […]

Patrick Holden CBE speaks with Kay Langlois about Guernsey Food Security Part 2

March 4th, 2010 by Richard Lord

From BBC Guernsey: How self-sufficient could Guernsey be? 2010 M02 230210 Patrick Holden BBC radio part 2 Patrick Holden says “with the world’s growing population, the threat of climate change and resource depletion experts are now predicting that there could be a global food crisis within ten to 15 years, and in order to prepare […]