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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
Posted in Agriculture policy, agrochemicals, eutrophication, No Tern Unstoned Tagged Agriculture, eutrophication, Nitrogen, No Tern Unstoned 37 Comments
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
Posted in Brexit, European environment policy, Lush Times, No Tern Unstoned Tagged Brexit, Lush Times, Michael Gove, new watchdog 1 Comment
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
Posted in Food, Lush Times, No Tern Unstoned, supermarkets Tagged Asda, cheap food, Lush Times, No Tern Unstoned, Sainsburys 4 Comments
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
Posted in No Tern Unstoned, rewilding Tagged No Tern Unstoned, rewilding, Rhino, Sudan 2 Comments
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
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