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Today's News - Cost of obesity 'greater than war, violence and terrorism'

20 November 2014

''Obesity is a complex problem which requires action across individual and societal levels involving industry, national and local government and the voluntary sector. There is no single 'silver bullet' solution. Today 25% of the nation is obese and ...

Senior medical figures join call for farm antibiotic reduction targets for first time

18 November 2014

New targets must be set and met in both medicine and agriculture, say Royal Colleges in a letter published in The Times today to coincide with European Antibiotics Awareness Day (1).

New market opportunity for red meat in South Wales

18 November 2014

Cig Calon Cymru based in Carmarthenshire, South Wales is looking for suppliers of organic cull cows (dairy and sucklers), organic commercial/prime beef, organic cull ewes and in the near future organic lambs to meet the demand from a new and growing...

Farm antibiotic use reduction targets must be set and met

18 November 2014

Binding national targets to roll back the use of antibiotics in agriculture must be set and met, before antimicrobial resistance claims more lives and modern medicine loses its most important tool.

Avian flu - update

18 November 2014

Poultry producers may have seen the news regarding a case of avian flu, near Driffield in East Riding of Yorkshire. Further details can be found on the BBC website here .

New SRDP Draft Organic Payment Rates

18 November 2014

Soil Association Scotland welcomes the announcement of the new draft payments rate for organic conversion and maintenance as part of the new SRDP. The rates are being discussed with European Commission so are in draft at present.

Monsanto pays out millions for GM Wheat contamination

14 November 2014

In an extraordinary settlement, Monsanto has agreed to pay over $2.3 million (£1.5 million) compensation to American wheat farmers because of economic losses from GM contamination of their wheat crops. Farmers in the Oregon, Idaho and Washington Sta...

Dragon’s Den Winners get the NPD treatment!

13 November 2014

The three winning businesses from August’s Organic Dragon’s Den took their places on an intensive new product development (NPD) session, a prize designed to help each business to further success in the marketplace.

Industry event set to Savour Stirling

12 November 2014

20th of November, 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Forth Valley College

Survey on Farming and Forestry Integration

11 November 2014

If you are a farmer or land manager with farm woodlands (or perhaps thinking of planting woodlands), we would like to invite you to participate in an online survey, created by our friend Elspeth Dundas of Edinburgh University. For her dissertation p...
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