What’s the Point of Farming Research?

Interest in on-farm research 15 farmers visited Nafferton Farm where the Newcastle University NEFG research team are studying the science behind producing healthy food with lower inputs in the future:...

“Nearly two-thirds of the bread you eat contains pesticides residues” – Pesticide Action Network UK

A report released today by PAN UK in conjunction with the Organic. Naturally Different campaign, reveals that nearly two-thirds (61.5%) of bread products tested by the Department for Environment, Food...

New GMO Myths and Truths report

Earth Open Source  has produced a second edition of their GMO Myths and Truths report.  At 330 pages, the new edition is nearly three times the length of the original and...

What’s the Point of Farming Research? Visit NEFG Monday evening, 21st July

Monday 21st July 2014, 6.30pm – 9pm Visit Nafferton Farm where the Newcastle University NEFG research team are studying the science behind producing healthy food with lower inputs in the...

Study of Organic Crops Finds Fewer Pesticides and More Antioxidants – New York Times July 2014

An Newcastle University led scientific review of 343 peer-reviewed studies looking at the composition of crops and foods has concluded organic crops had higher levels of certain antioxidants, such as...

Seralini republishes paper on the long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini and research team at the French research institute, CRIIGEN, has republished a paper that was published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology in September 2012 and...

Conservation Tillage for the New Generation

Conservation Tillage for the New Generation Steve Townsend, of Soil First Farming, lead agronomist an adviser and member of the BASE-UK group gave a lecture to undergraduate agriculture students at Newcastle...

Tools to reduce nitrogen leaching to water – report in EU Journal

The photo and the following report was published recently on the Horizon 2020 European Commission website:  Good crop growth depends mainly on nitrogen. Plants need nitrogen to make proteins, grow and produce...

Soil Association Scotland Events Coming Up in May, June, July

The Following forthcoming events are FREE to farmers, crofters and other land managers to attend: Field Lab: Anaerobic Digestion – Wednesday 21st May, Cream o’Galloway, Gatehouse of Fleet This will be...

LowInputBreeds Research Reporting 15th and 16th April 2014

Researchers from countries all over Europe gathered in Newcastle to report on their 5-year research project LowInputBreeds on 15th & 16th April 2014. The project has been focussed on four livestock...

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