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IFOAM launch new EU organic logo guide

16 June 2010

A handy new guide to the use of the new EU organic logo is now available from IFOAM.

OMSCo announces £¾m additional farm payment

14 June 2010

The organic milk suppliers co-op (OMSCo) has today written to members confirming an additional payment to its 400 members totalling £750,000 for the 2009-2010 milk year.

The Food for Life Partnership needs your vote!

09 June 2010

The Food for Life Partnership has just been nominated for the National Lottery Awards 2010 and needs your vote to make it through to the final round.

Ethics more important than price’, claims shopper poll

09 June 2010

Shoppers rate ethical and environmental considerations as more important than price when choosing their supermarket, according to new research.

Change of director at the Organic Research Centre

03 June 2010

Lawrence Woodward OBE is stepping down as Director of the Organic Research Centre. He will be succeeded by Professor Nic Lampkin, who has been joint director with Lawrence since February 2009.

Second resignation from the FSA's steering group on GM

02 June 2010

Professor Brian Wynne, vice chairman of a steering group set up by the Food Standards Agency to gauge the public mood on genetically modified (GM) food, has resigned in protest at the use of taxpayer's money to promote pro-GM 'propaganda'.

A visit to India

28 May 2010

This article is largely based upon a report written by Andrew Baker to HRH The Prince of Wales in February 2009, following Andrew's first trip to meet a small group of Indian farmers in the Punjab, all of whom had decided to convert to organic produ...

The role of ruminants

28 May 2010

The role of livestock in farming systems has been at the centre of a debate in recent years, with concern about their greenhouse gas (GHS) emissions suggesting we need to reduce the amount of red meat we eat on climate change grounds. Richard Young ...

How we can have nature – and eat it

28 May 2010

Historically, habitats of the greatest value for wildlife were largely the by-product of farming decisions. It is a recent phenomenon that farming has been able to eliminate wildlife and use land as a feedstock for an industrial process. As a result...

Altius, Citius, Longius [higher, faster, farther]

28 May 2010

Professor Robb wrote the Editorial Notes for the January 1964 edition of Mother Earth in the interregnum between the death of Jorian Jenks, the journal’s editor since 1946, and the appointment of Robert Waller. What follows below is an abridged vers...
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