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Andrew Whitley receives a Special Judges' Award in the BBC Food & Farming Awards 2011

24 November 2011

A man who has helped to change the way Britain thinks about bread and now teaches baking at his home in Lamancha, West Linton, Peeblesshire, was honoured today, in an unusual move, with a Special Judges’ Award at the BBC Food & Farming Awards. Sheil...

Highest protection for organic “Native Shetland Wool”

22 November 2011

Shetland wool producers bid to reclaim the ‘magic’ of Shetland wool. Organic “Native Shetland Wool“ is set to be given the highest level of protection assuring proof of provenance and breed, joining products such as Shetland Lamb, Cornish Clotted Cr...

Organic heroes nominated for Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards

21 November 2011

The Soil Association led Food for Life Partnership , the lottery funded network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture, has been nominated for the prestigious Derek Cooper award in the up and coming BBC Radi...

Farm antibiotics increasing the threat of untreatable human diseases

17 November 2011

Compassion in World Farming introduces 'Antibiotic Anna' to Brussels on behalf of The Alliance A new report – Case Study of a Health Crisis – has found an alarming rise in new farm ‘superbugs’, particularly MRSA and E. coli, being passed on to human...

Weed Workshops - N.E + S.W Completed

07 November 2011

Following listening to producers needs and identifying weed control in grassland systems is near the top of the list we hosted two Weed Workshops this October. One in the South West at Rob Halliday’s farm in Cornwall the other at Richard Ward’s farm...

Nominate your green business hero in the People and Environment Achievement Business Awards 2012

03 November 2011

The Soil Association is supporting the inaugural People and Environment Achievement Business Awards 2012 .

25 Years of Riverford: good food, good farming, good business

01 November 2011

Twenty six years ago, while aged 25 and pretending to be a management consultant in New York, on leaving my apartment on Union Square I stumbled on what must have been one of the first farmers’ markets. Chatting to the farmers brought back the reali...

Beyond Organic: a vision of the future

01 November 2011

I like to imagine a future where everybody intuitively understands that the aim of food production is to maximise its nutritional qualities for the benefit of humans and the planet. To achieve this, I think the future direction for the sustainable f...

The challenge of feeding the world: food security or food sovereignty?

01 November 2011

In the last six months of 2010 alone, 44 million people were pushed into extreme poverty by rising food prices. The food crisis, exacerbated by the perfect storm of climate change, rising populations, and bio-fuels production, has sparked heated deb...

The end of an era

01 November 2011

I was fortunate to hear E F Schumacher give the following talk at St Columba’s church, Pont Street in the autumn of 1975, and still recall the combination of wit, intellect and personal warmth which made him such an impressive speaker. The Iona Comm...
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