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  • 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
  • Climate news and knowledge #12

    Author Name: William Frazer Climate News and Knowledge is our fortnightly round up of some of the main stories covering climate change and sustainable farming. This time there is talk of investment in research, counter-productive biofuel plans, the credibility of solar PV and sustainable livestock.
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Fri, Nov 26 2010
  • Climate news and knowledge #9

    Author Name: Will Frazer Climate News and Knowledge is our fortnightly round up of some of the main stories covering climate change and sustainable farming. This time there is talk of the environmental costs of livestock farming, impacts of climate change on woodland, the time of the small holder and...
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Fri, Oct 15 2010
  • Climate news and knowledge#8

    Author Name: Will Frazer Climate News and Knowledge is our fortnightly round up of some of the main stories covering climate change and sustainable farming. This time there is talk of carbon footprints, speculative finance, setting the record straight on climate science and how we should adapt to climate...
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Fri, Oct 1 2010
  • Climate news and knowledge#6

    Author Name: Will Frazer Climate News and Knowledge is our fortnightly round up of some of the main stories covering climate change and sustainable farming. More CO2 = higher yields? Think again.
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Sun, Sep 5 2010
  • Can Britain feed itself?

    Author Name: Sam Henderson During 2007 and 2008 the world experienced a global food crisis. Possibly the first genuinely global food crisis ever. There were riots in over 30 countries. The UN called emergency summits and meetings. India stopped exporting all rice except Basmati (a high value export)...
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Mon, Aug 16 2010
  • The era of cheap, abundant energy is over

    Author Name: Will Frazer That was the message from Chris Huhne in DECC’s annual energy statement last week. The statement was about big choices and big trade offs to ensure the future of our energy supply - and agriculture and land use was very much part of the mix. Sensible debates such as reducing...
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Mon, Aug 9 2010
  • Vertical farms and hydroponics for Qatar

    Author Name: Will Frazer Bold plans have been set out by Qatar to achieve national food security in the wake of the food crisis two years ago.
    Posted to Farming Futures Blog (Weblog) by anonymous on Thu, Jul 1 2010
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