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Farmland Tax Breaks revealed

Today the charity I work for, People Need Nature, publishes its latest report, investigating the tax system and how it affects farmland. “Where there’s muck there’s brass: revealing the billions hidden in farmland tax shelters” lays out the many, varied, … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2019

Last week’s 10th Oxford Real Farming Conference was bigger than ever, with over a thousand delegates attending – and nearly as many again, on the waiting list for returned tickets. The conference was spread over even more venues this year, … Continue reading

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Health and Harmony: Last chance to respond.

I’m posting this here as well as on the PNN website, for maximum reach. It’s the People Need Nature response to Michael Gove’s consultation on the future of agriculture in  England. If you haven’t submitted a response yet, please find … Continue reading

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First day of #ORFC18

Originally posted on thinkingcountry :
Around 800 people descended on Oxford Town Hall yesterday morning to attend the 9th Oxford Real Farming Conference. This is my third time attending the event, but it feels just as exciting and in many ways…

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Meadows Sounds for #NationalMeadowsDay

People Need Nature is releasing its “Meadow Sounds” soundscape today on National Meadows Day. Charity People Need Nature celebrates National Meadow Day (1st July 2017) by releasing a specially created soundscape evoking the lost Wildflower Meadows of England. 97% of … Continue reading

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Four Years of a New Nature Blog

I can’t quite believe it but I wrote the first post on this blog four years ago today. Since then I have written 387 different posts with a total of over 250,000 page views. You can see which posts have … Continue reading

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Blog update

Some of you will have noticed that I have not written anything on here for a little while. We were on holiday in the mountains of Austria and since returning, it has been very busy. I am really pleased to … Continue reading

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People Need Nature website is up and running

  I’m delighted to say that the new People Need Nature website is now up and running. You can read about what People Need Nature is, what we are planning to do, and why we think it’s important. I will … Continue reading

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Nature Conservation: barking up the wrong tree?

I wrote this article for the latest edition of ECOS, the magazine of the British Association for Nature Conservationists (BANC). You can see all of the articles in this edition of ECOS here. The article was my response to the … Continue reading

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Ecomodernism takes us back to an old future

The risk all utopians run is that entryists will use their idealism for their own ends. This would appear to be happening this week, as arch neoliberal brothers Owen Paterson and Viscount Matt Ridley, and others, seek to appropriate Ecomodernism … Continue reading

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