Category Archives: No Tern Unstoned

The Nitrogen Dilemma

Are humans, and everything we do, part of nature? Or have we evolved to the point where what we do is no longer considered “natural”? This might seem like a philosophical question, but the answer to it has a great … Continue reading

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Losing the Muscle from Brussels risks leaving the environment protected by a Paper Tiger

Now that the consultation over the future of farm support in England has finished, Defra – the UK Government‘s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – tells us that more than 44,000 responses have been received. So many thanks … Continue reading

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Sainsburys and Asda’s owners are “in the money”, but the cost is on us.

A shock wave ran through the world of food, farming and shopping last week as news of a plan to merge supermarket giants Sainsburys and Asda was leaked.   Supermarkets now dominate food shopping – and many other parts of … Continue reading

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The death of Sudan the Rhino points us towards a future for Nature

Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, has died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was 45 and, as part of an unsuccessful breeding programme, had been moved to Kenya in 2009, from his previous home. at the … Continue reading

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Oxfam’s Haiti scandal should force us to rethink how Charities deliver International Aid

  Oxfam plus other aid and development charities are rightly being castigated for the appalling actions of some of their staff, for example those in Haiti. Some also argue there is a systemic problem associated with these agencies, known as … Continue reading

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What they say….and what they do.

For the past 84 years, January, in the farming calendar, has seen the Great and the Good gather together for the Oxford Farming Conference. For the past 9 years, those Great and the Good have been challenged, heckled, and generally … Continue reading

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