A Celebration of Potatoes!

Come visit Nafferton on Saturday, November 15th from 11am to 3pm to enjoy NEFG’s first ever Potato Party, including FREE potatoes for ALL! Join us for any of the following activities:...

New report – Will GM Crops Feed The World?

The  Canadian Biotechnology Action Network has produced a report this month which examines experiences with GM crops from around the world and exposes the many ways in which they threaten...

Woodland Creation, Management and use of Biomass -FREE events in Scotland

   Assessing Your Potential: Farm Woodland Creation & Management14th October, West Dunbartonshire This practical half-day event will identify the on-farm opportunities for costs, savings and incomes which could be generated...

Sustainable Intensification of European Agriculture Report

Professor Alan Buckwell has written a digestible summary of a report  on the sustainable intensification of European Agriculture on the CAP2020 website: Sustainable Intensification of European Agriculture IEEP recently completed a...

Organic Knowledge Fest (Practical and Research) in November

This year for the first time  two popular organic events are being run together to allow more people to participate in both. The Soil Association’s National Soil Symposium (25th November) will be...

Young Researchers Developing Knowledge about Reduced Tillage Systems

Within the TILMAN-ORG project on reduced tillage systems, four PhD theses and several master theses are being carried out. TILMAN-ORG offered an excellent platform to exchange between junior and senior...

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...

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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...

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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...