Here at Newcastle University’s Nafferton Farm we are at an exciting crossroads for our research infrastructure, with many changes on the horizon.  University restructuring has brought new colleagues from a wide range of disciplines. We are keen to build on the legacy of our role as a research farm and uncertainties about future EU funding […]

A new study published on 9 January 2017 shows that glyphosate may cause liver disease when ingested at very low levels by rats. The King’s College study concludes as follows: “The results of the study presented here imply that chronic consumption of extremely low levels of a GBH formulation (Roundup), at admissible glyphosate-equivalent concentrations, are […]

The Oxford Real Farming Conference will take place this year on 4-5 January 2017 and Professor Carlo Leifert and Dr Marcin Baranski will present NEFG research. Additional details can be found on the conference website, where the event is described as a “unique gathering of the UK’s sustainable and organic food and farming movements” which “will […]

Last month, Dr Stephen Jones of Washington State University delivered a seminar at the Newcastle University School of Agriculture about his work with the WSU Bread Lab. His presentation was recorded by the University and full audio and slides of Dr Jones’ seminar can be viewed at the following link: Bread and Community (please note, the presentation […]

The German channel 3SAT/ARD produced a documentary filmed throughout Europe, which includes interviews with Carlo Leifert and footage of the Nafferton field trials. The NEFG-led nutritional work is featured quite extensively in the middle of this 1 hour long documentary, which covers a range of issues linked to the increase in organic food sales in the […]

NEFG PhD Student Gultakin Hasanaliyeva attended the 10th International Symposium on Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology held in Verona, Italy from 13th – 18th July. The University of Verona organised the symposium, which included ‘plant physiology and development, environmental and pathogen interactions, genomics, metabolomics and fruit quality’. Beyond attending, Gultakin presented a poster on her research project, […]

As the debate and politics surrounding the use of the pesticide glyphosate heat up, particularly in the EU, Professor Carlo Leifert would like to draw your attention to a video narrated by Dr Michael Greger. The video describes recent glyphosate/Round-Up facts, what happened to the permitted residue levels and why there is so much confusion about […]

On April 21st, Professor Carlo Leifert was the keynote speaker for the ‘Future of Organic’ panel at the 2016 Food Tank Summit in Washington D.C. Professor Leifert presented results from NEFG’s recent studies on the nutritional Quality of Organic Food and answered questions as part of a panel of experts. The full video of the panel is featured […]

As part of the continuing series of events focusing on rye and spelt trials, the Nafferton Ecological Farming Group will host a summer information session on 2nd July 2016. This will be the third in a series of informative events focussed on the spelt and rye field trials, which are components of the EU-funded Healthy […]

Professor Carlo Leifert will be speaking as part of the ‘Future of Organic’ panel at the 2016 Food Tank Summit on 21st April. Food Tank is a non-profit focused on “building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters”. Based in Washington D.C., the organisation supports innovations in sustainable agriculture, environmental protection, human nutrition and […]