Hebden Royd Councillor Jonathan Timbers reports on why the Council wants fair farm wages and a proper career structure for farm workers.
In a post on the Incredible Edible Mytholm blog, there is a photo of Cllr Tony Hodgins and me, looking deadly earnest. It was taken when we were listening to a talk about the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB), which at the time the Tory-Lib Dem coalition were proposing in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.
Dr Chiara Tornaghi, ESRC Research fellow and Teaching Fellow at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, invites everyone to the next Urban Food Justice event, for either the morning or afternoon session, or both. It’s on Thursday 27th June, at Armley Mills Museums, from 10.30 to 4.30. Lunch is provided and it’s free to attend
Going where the wild things are stops Monbiot being bored – a problem for him, given his humdrum life of raising a kid, working and paying the bills – and he wants the rest of us to experience the same thrills. He is an evangelist for rewilding, the modish conservation concept that calls for the reintroduction of top predators like wolves, bear and lynx to certain regions where they have become extinct.
Join UK campaigners calling on Cameron to withhold £395m in so-called ‘aid’!
African farmers’ movements and civil society groups have rejected the G8′s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition as part of a “new wave of colonialism” targeting their food systems for corporate profit.
War on Want explains that this warning comes in a statement that the African Centre for Biosafety sent to G8 leaders on 3 June 2013 in advance of the `hunger summit’ hosted by David Cameron in London today (8 June). This includes a meeting of the G8‘s New Alliance.
Midway along his life’s path, George Monbiot found himself on a dreary moor with no track to show him the way.
Lacking a poet ghost to guide him on the necessary descent into the circles of hell, through purgatory and on to paradise, Monbiot’s new book Feral conjures an Edenic fantasy of re-forested uplands, prowled by wolves, beavers and other top predators. In his dreams, he has banished the pesky sheep and hill farmers who between them have degraded this once and future biodiverse ecosystem.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given the lie to UK Coalition government claims that its field studies show that neonicotinoids do not cause unacceptable damage bees.
A new scientific paper reports on the greening of semi-arid regions since 1982, as a result of the “carbon fertilisation” effect. Plants grow by photosynthesising atmospheric carbon dioxide and turning it into hydrocarbons to feed on.
Australian scientist Randall Donohue and his team predicted that rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, the result of increased fossil fuel burning worldwide, would increase the growth of plants in semi-arid areas.
A leading British climate scientist has warned that the further warming to which the world is already unavoidably committed will cause problems for farmers.
The scientist is Martin Parry, visiting professor at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, visiting research fellow at Imperial’s Grantham Institute for Climate Change and a former co-chair of Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC.
This is Rubbish are heading to Parliament on May 15th to launch Counting What Matters, their recently completed Report into ways of reducing food industry waste.
This is Rubbish say,
“We have some great guest speakers, and are excited to share our findings surrounding research into industry perceptions surrounding the introduction of a Mandatory Food Waste Audit (MFWA) mechanism.
Changing More Than Lightbulbs doesn’t usually advertise anything, but I couldn’t figure out how to show these slogan t shirts without linking to the Not An Alternative website that’s selling them.