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  • Feeding the World

    I expect that the problem of feeding the world when fossil energy becomes scarce and when extreme weather events caused by global warming happen more often, has already been well aired on this forum, but without a solution a catastrophe might be only a few years away. The worlds farming systems are now...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by Malthus on Mon, Nov 12 2012
  • Livestock rustling and theft

    I'm a trainee journalist specialising in food issues. Would anyone be interested in telling me about the experience of having their livestock stolen or an attempted theft? I am keen to hear from farmers firsthand about this growing issue. What can be done to prevent it? It's for a feature article...
    Posted to Talking Point (Forum) by milkandtwosugars on Thu, Feb 23 2012
  • Charlotte's web: social media and farming

    Author Name: Madeleine Lewis She grew up on a dairy farm, bought her first cow when she was seven, and her husband's a dairy nutritionist. So when Michele Payn-Knoper was stumped by her Hosltein dairy calf not weaning, she did what any self-respecting 21st-century farmer would: she went onto Twitter...
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Tue, Mar 29 2011
  • Dairy road map heading for success

    Author Name: Karen Wonnacott Dr Karen Wonnacott spoke at the Dairy and the 21st Century Diet: Nutrition and Sustainability conference on the 27th January. We managed to catch her for a few minutes to ask how the dairy road map is progressing and what her one wish for the sector would be.
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Tue, Mar 15 2011
  • Dairy roadmap heading for success

    Author Name: Karen Wonnacott Dr Karen Wonnacott spoke at the Dairy and the 21st Century Diet: Nutrition and Sustainability conference on the 27th January. We managed to catch her for a few minutes to ask how the dairy road map is progressing and what her one wish for the sector would be.
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Tue, Mar 15 2011
  • Adaptability and change are at the heart of farming

    Author Name: Phil Stocker It’s challenging, inspiring, and very tiring, and I always find the Soil Association conference ‘re-fuels’ me for the rest of the year. On the way home I got to thinking about the journey I had been on over nearly 40 years working in farming, and how that related...
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Mon, Feb 28 2011
  • How to build soil fertility for future generations

    Author Name: Patrick Holden Patrick Holden, former Director of the Soil Association , talks us through his top tips for creating sustainable soils.
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Fri, Feb 4 2011
  • Food system revolution...who’s hungry?

    Author Name: Julian Hunt One of the most striking things about
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Tue, Feb 1 2011
  • A few words on a big issue

    Author Name: Will Frazer Our food system needs a revolution. That’s the message from the ‘ Global Food and Farming Futures Report ’ released today by the Government’s Foresight Institute. The report is a bible of facts and information on a hugely complex issue, but to avoid your...
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Mon, Jan 24 2011
  • Who are the dynamos and who are the dinosaurs?

    Author Name: Patrick Barker Attending the Oxford Farming Conference for the first time it was my intention to absorb every bit of information thrown at me but it was the very first person that I met who gave the most pertinent piece of advice, “Establish who are the dynamos and who are the dinosaurs...
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Fri, Jan 21 2011
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