Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Presentation from PHSA Conference

This past May, the International Plant Health for Sustainable Agriculture Conference was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Professor Carlo Leifert presented a plenary lecture. The video of his presentation, along...

Sustainable Intensification Research

Newcastle University and Nafferton Farm are part of the new Sustainable Intensification Platform research programme. The website and the newsletter for the programme outlines the partners involved, the research farms...

National Organic Combinable Crops, July 7th, Suffolk

Some of the biggest challenges and latest developments in organic food and farming are set to come under the spotlight at the largest on-farm gathering for the UK organic sector....

Healthy Minor Cereals/Sustainable Intensification Research Platform Info Session in July

The Nafferton Ecological Farming Group in collaboration with Gilchesters Organics will host an information session about the Healthy Minor Cereals trial on 11th July 2015. Healthy Minor Cereals is an EU project...

Scottish Farming Innovation Network events this summer

Soil Association Scotland are organising a number of different events on farms (including rush control near Carlisle on 28th May) and inviting suggestions for host farmers and researchers interested in...

Celebrate Global Soil Week: 19-23 April

This year, 2015, is the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Year of Soils, highlighting the profound importance of soil for human life. A focal point of this year-long focus on soils...

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Perspectives on the GM Debate and Herbicide-Use Implications for Antibiotic Resistance

Last week, the World Health Organization’s IARC declared that glyphosate ‘probably causes cancer’, drawing strong responses from pro and anti GM groups alike. As the debate over GM crops and pesticide use persists...

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IARC Reviews Cancer Risk of Five Common Organophosphate Pesticides

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) met in March of this year to assess the carcinogenicity of tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, malation, diazinon and glyphosate and released a summary of...

Video Re-Cap of the Quality of Organic Food Q&A Session

Back in November, Professor Carlo Leifert hosted a Question and Answer session about the quality of organic food study as part of NEFG’s Celebration of Potatoes. The session began with...

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4 day commercial organic grower’s course, near Manchester, Spring 2015

The Kindling Trust are organising a course is aimed specifically at people interested in becoming commercial growers, with the aim of supporting them on to the start of the farming ladder...

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