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A People’s Food Policy

A People’s Food Policy

  A People’s Food Policy is a ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England that is supported by over 80 food and farming organisations. The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organisations, NGOs, trade unions, community projects, small businesses and individuals. It has resulted in […]

Blarbuie Woodland Trust

Blarbuie Woodland Trust

A couple of weeks back we were invited along to Blarbuie Woodland Open Day by a neighbour (thank you, Lynda!) …Open Day? Perhaps the term Open Day is a misnomer, as it seems to me that this most active of groups every day of the week is really an open day – although I’m sure […]

UK Rich List Billionaires Increase Share of Farm Subsidy Payouts

UK Rich List Billionaires Increase Share of Farm Subsidy Payouts

After hearing from the Ecological Land Co-operative recently about how difficult it is for new entrants into farming to get land, we can get an insight from the latest Energydesk investigation from Greenpeace as to why land is currently attracting such high prices, and much of it has to do with farm subsidies from the […]

Access to Environmental Justice under Threat

Access to Environmental Justice under Threat

As a nation we are currently at a critical point in our relationship with the environment. It took the UK a long time to come to terms with the importance of cleaning up our beaches, and it was only pressure and the threat of fines from the EU that made us take the action that […]

‘Raised without Antibiotics’ Bacon

‘Raised without Antibiotics’ Bacon

ALTHOUGH IT HAS to be said that many smallholders have probably produced bacon free from antibiotic use, spoiltpig has become the first company to produce a guaranteed ‘raised without antibiotics’ bacon, with any pigs requiring antibiotic treatment simply removed from the product-specific herd for use elsewhere as regular ‘RSPCA approved’. The launch of the product has […]

Blog for Home Farmer

Blog for Home Farmer

  Do you blog about your kitchen garden? Are you constantly blogging about your recipes and just can’t help sharing on Instagram? Do you twitter about day-to-day happenings on your smallholding? If you want to share with Home Farmer readers why not become a guest blogger with links back to your blog. We can even […]

An Exciting New Initiative from the Ecological Land Co-operative

An Exciting New Initiative from the Ecological Land Co-operative

  Phil Moore of the Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC) writes about the aims of the organisation and an exciting new initiative they have taken on designed to enable more people to work the land. The changing post-Brexit landscape could well prompt a resurgence in small-scale mixed farming. Could this possibly be one solution to the […]

Graham Harvey’s Latest Play, No Finer Life

Graham Harvey’s Latest Play, No Finer Life

  Michael Wale talks to agricultural writer, campaigner, and Archers agricultural editor, Graham Harvey, whose passionate belief in the importance of small farms has resulted in him writing a play Graham Harvey has now written in excess of 600 scripts for The Archers, and is agricultural advisor to the popular long-running nightly Radio 4 tale […]

Pork Pie Kits Competition

Pork Pie Kits Competition

ATTENTION ALL PIE FACES! THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FAB PORK PIE MAKING KIT… Do you think your pork pie recipe is the best *pork pie recipe in the world? Fancy entering our competition to win one of these new pork pie kits from Weschenfelder? Then you’d better email your recipe sharpish to […]

By March 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
NFU Appeal to Lift Neonic Ban Flies in Face of Logic

NFU Appeal to Lift Neonic Ban Flies in Face of Logic

Invertebrate charity, Buglife, is dismayed that the National Farmers Union (NFU) is ignoring the compelling evidence that neonics have damaged wild bee populations and has again asked Defra to temporarily lift the EU-wide ban on using neonicotinoid seed treatments on insect pollinated crops. There is abundant scientific evidence that neonic seed treatments do not consistently […]

By February 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

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