Monthly Archives: June 2015

Helping plants grow better for improved #food security – from beans in low-input farming to wheat in Australia and rice in China

How do you get the knowledge generated by researchers into farmers’ fields? That is the key issue being discussed by the Association of Applied Biologists this week at a meeting on Knowledge exchange: from research to the food supply chain … Continue reading

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Transforming #Food: All things considered – constraints, enablers, tensions and bold steps outlined in Food Ethics Council report

A new report by the Food Ethics Council – Food: All things considered – assesses the transformational changes needed to build fair and healthy food systems. It “provides a robust challenge to ‘business as usual’” said Justin King, former CEO … Continue reading

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Soils, farms, schools, catering and innovation – The #Soil Association working from the ground up to 2020

At the heart of the UK’s Soil Association is the belief espoused by its founder, Lady Eve Balfour that “The health of soil, plant, animal and man is one and indivisible”. For decades, the Association has been the premier campaigner … Continue reading

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