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News digest 27.11.15
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Supermarkets: the shops that run our lives Supermarket culture, with its “retailing tricks”, has had a phenomenal effect on how our lives, towns and cities, farms and food systems are organised. The Guardian view on antibiotic resistance: a clear and present danger The spread of intensive farming in the developing world means were are picking… continue reading

News digest 19.11.15
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Antibiotic resistant superbugs pose a global threat after breaking through last line of defence, doctors warn Researchers have found a gene that makes bacteria resistant to the last line of antibacterial defence, and it is now being passed down through bacteria — potentially leading to a huge and unstoppable epidemic. The Oxford Real Farming Conference… continue reading

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If you haven’t already heard about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – more commonly known as TTIP – the reality of these secret negotiations between the EU and the United States will likely shock you. If TTIP is passed, our healthcare, environment, food, banking system, job sectors, and democracy will never be the same… continue reading

News digest 03.11.15
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Break the Factory Farm System – Stop Antibiotic Misuse MEPs are facing a crucial vote on an amendment to a draft European regulation which proposes to ban the routine, purely preventative use of antibiotics in factory farming. Together, we can encourage key MEPs to vote in favour of strong measures to curb antibiotic use in… continue reading

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Many people in Britain have long looked across the Atlantic in horror at the gigantic animal factories that have spread across the U.S. Now these inhumane, dangerous facilities are threatening the UK. Northern Ireland’s agriculture is in crisis. Farmers are being told that they must change – however, this vision for change is based upon the… continue reading

News digest 14.10.15
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The Elephant in the Room: Capitalism and Sustainable Development Each of us living in wealthy nations must massively, and I mean MASSIVELY, reduce our levels of material consumption if we are to achieve a sustainable ecological footprint. And this reality is the elephant that is too often ignored in discussions about sustainable development. Iberico ham,… continue reading

News digest 2.10.15
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Wyoming Made It Illegal To Take A Photo Of A Polluted Stream. Now They’re Being Sued For It. A controversial Wyoming law is under legal fire after a broad coalition of environmental, justice, and animal rights groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday. Compassion hosts the free lunch Yesterday (29th September), Compassion, in coalition… continue reading

A Pig Thank You!
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We want to say a great pig THANK YOU to Julie-Ann Randell – who, earlier this month, walked a massive 40 miles to raise over £1000 for Farms Not Factories! It took Julie-Ann 17 hours to complete the 40 mile circular walk called ‘A Coventry Way’, and she didn’t stop there! After the walk, she… continue reading