Workshop about ‘Re-cycling the P’ at the Organic World Congress

At a workshop during the 18th Organic World Congress, Istanbul October 2014, researchers from the Improve-P project discussed recycling of phosphorus (P) in organic agriculture with stakeholders from several European...

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Will GM Crops Feed The World?

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

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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...

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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...

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...

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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:...

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“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...

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...

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