Subject: Rural economies & communities

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The new Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture is due to be launched tomorrow and, although some praise the intentions of the alliance, many argue that it could just be used to ‘greenwash’ existing agricultural practices and even undermine sustainable farming. The need for action to be taken to control climate change is clear, as is… continue reading

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simplycomplex

BBC photo We all know our consumption of meat in the West is unsustainable, yet we rarely question why. Conflicting information and often bitter truths have created a culture of denial. The horsemeat scandal forced us to perk up and pay more attention to labelling, yet, most of us don’t know what the labels really… continue reading

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Fostonlocalgroup

In what is expected to be a significant development in the long-running battle between Midland Pig Producers (MPP) and local Foston Community Forum campaigners over a proposed 25,000 unit intensive pig facility in Foston, the Ministry of Justice has written to Derbyshire County Council to oppose granting planning permission. The Ministry cited ‘operational traffic, odour, noise,… continue reading