Support the We Feed the World Campaign

Support the We Feed the World Campaign


“I feel lucky that I work and live in a community where there are still small scale farmers creating fantastic products and local employment. The We Feed the World project […]

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Wales bans GM crops ‘to protect organic farming’

Wales bans GM crops ‘to protect organic farming’


Source: Farmers Weekly 5 October 2015     The Welsh government is seeking to ban the cultivation of GM crops to protect organic farming in Wales. Rebecca Evans, Wales’ deputy […]

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Most EU nations seek to bar GM crops

Most EU nations seek to bar GM crops


Source: AFP 4 October 2015 Nineteen of the 28 EU member states have applied to keep genetically modified crops out of all or part of their territory, the bloc’s executive […]

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Scotland to ban GM crop growing

Scotland to ban GM crop growing


Source: BBC 9 August 2015 Scotland is to ban the growing of genetically modified crops, the country’s rural affairs secretary has announced. Richard Lochhead said the Scottish government was not […]

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GM-crop opponents expand probe into ties between scientists and industry

GM-crop opponents expand probe into ties between scientists and industry


Source: Nature 7 August 2015 The agriculture giant Monsanto’s relationship with researchers has made them the target of activists who oppose GM crops. Michelle McGuire, a nutrition scientist at Washington […]

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Seed Matters – Films for Thought

Seed Matters – Films for Thought


‘Seed Matters’ is a short film by Jason Taylor capturing some of the voices from The Great Seed Festival which took place in October, 2014 to raise awareness of the […]

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The Great Seed Festival, 2014

The Great Seed Festival, 2014


Last month, an array of events organised under the banner of The Great Seed Festival reconnected people across the UK with the humble, life-giving story of seed. The Garden Museum in Lambeth hosted the […]

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GM News From Around the World

GM News From Around the World


This week has seen a number of big GM-related news stories in the press. Developments in the EU’s policy on GM, the announcement of a new three-year study into the long-term […]

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UN: only small farmers and agroecology can feed the world

UN: only small farmers and agroecology can feed the world


Source – The Ecologist, by Nafeez Ahmed September 23, 2014 Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using ‘agroecological’ methods, according to the UN’s Special […]

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Local Bites Interview with Dr Debal Deb

Local Bites Interview with Dr Debal Deb


Source – Local Bites September 9, 2014 Listen here Humanity has lost nearly three-quarters of its agricultural biodiversity in the last century. Now, in the face of an increasingly volatile […]

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