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The invisible hand of the market won't protect our food or fields

On Oct 14, 2020
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"The agriculture bill should be about creating the conditions to deliver a compelling vision for the future of British farming – farming for the climate, nature and health." 👏 Great piece @suepritch @FFC_Commission https://t.co/Xo0fQj3YpJ
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The defeat of the agriculture bill is a blow to the many who believe Britain could lead the world in sustainable farming, says Sue Pritchard, chief executive of the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

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On Oct 14, 2020
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"The agriculture bill should be about creating the conditions to deliver a compelling vision for the future of British farming – farming for the climate, nature and health." 👏 Great piece @suepritch @FFC_Commission https://t.co/Xo0fQj3YpJ
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The invisible hand of the market won't protect our food or fields

The invisible hand of the market won't protect our food or fields

The defeat of the agriculture bill is a blow to the many who believe Britain could lead the world in sustainable farming, says Sue Pritchard, chief executive of the Food, Farming and ...

Farmers hope Lords will strengthen UK food safety standards

Farmers hope Lords will strengthen UK food safety standards

Peers will reconsider legislation after amendments were rejected in House of Commons

Agriculture Bill vote leaves Green Brexit in the balance

Agriculture Bill vote leaves Green Brexit in the balance

But with a vote against amendments to support a move to agroecology, and to prohibit imports of low welfare and environmentally damaging produce, there is more work to be done. Public money ...

Agriculture bill back in parliament

Agriculture bill back in parliament

Legislation to pay farmers for providing public access and improving the environment and animal welfare has returned to parliament.

UK risks 'catastrophic' climate change impact if farming doesn't change - report

UK risks 'catastrophic' climate change impact if farming doesn't change - report

Suggestions include increasing production of British fruit and vegetables and a national nature service for young people.

NFU urges government to be global leader of climate-friendly food

NFU urges government to be global leader of climate-friendly food

NFU President Minette Batters will today urge the government to commit to introducing a food standards commission that scrutinises future trade deals and safeguards British farming’s place ...

Horror of US 'meat from hell' pumped full of hormones that could flood Britain

Horror of US 'meat from hell' pumped full of hormones that could flood Britain

EXCLUSIVE: Mirror US Editor Christopher Bucktin visits a Kansas feedlot, where the stench of cattle crammed into pens awaiting slaughter hits you like a punch in the face, amid a campaign ...

An open letter to Secretaries of State

An open letter to Secretaries of State

The UK must not use future trade deals to offshore its climate and nature commitments

NFU: Don’t allow low-standard food imports on supermarket shelves after Brexit

NFU: Don’t allow low-standard food imports on supermarket shelves after Brexit

Food imports such as chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef must not be allowed on to supermarket shelves after Brexit, farming leaders have warned.National Farmers’ Union president ...

A Green New Deal for Agriculture

A Green New Deal for Agriculture

Agriculture policy in the original New Deal sprang from a heady mix of class struggle and uneasy alliances. The Green New Deal will have to stitch together a different coalition that can ...

Public to have their say on the food system of the future

Public to have their say on the food system of the future

British shoppers will be able to buy environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable food under plans for a radical shake-up of the UK’s food industry.

‘A bigger deal than chlorinated chicken’: experts warn of post-Brexit attack on UK food standards

‘A bigger deal than chlorinated chicken’: experts warn of post-Brexit attack on UK food standards

This effectively prevents trading partners from barring products based on consumer preference, animal welfare or environmental concerns. Sharon Treat, senior attorney at the ...

OPINION: Falling self-sufficiency shows why ministers must prioritise homegrown food

OPINION: Falling self-sufficiency shows why ministers must prioritise homegrown food

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, there has never been a more important time to put homegrown food at the top of the political agenda says GARY FORD, East Anglia regional director for the ...