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The A to Z of livestock

The A to Z of smallholdings

Lisa Stephens

8th May, 2012

Take one Alpaca, a scattering of silkworms, a couple of cows and a group of goats, and you could just be the next Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Lisa Stephens presents the A to Z of smallholdings more...
Oxfam Unwrapped

Charity gifting: do festive gifts mean misery for animals?

Ben Hudson

13th December, 2011

With Animal Aid raising concerns about the welfare of livestock sent abroad at Christmas by groups such as Oxfam and Christian Aid, is it time to take another look at charity giving? more...
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Five of the best…British wildflowers

Jeff Holman

1st July, 2011

From Viper’s Bugloss to Field Scabious, a scattering of wildflowers can help turn your garden into a haven for wildlife, says Jeff Holman more...
manure

Five of the best…natural and organic fertilisers

Jeff Holman

20th May, 2011

Chemical free and perfect for an organic kitchen garden, Jeff Holman rounds up the organic fertilisers that will leave your plants blooming gorgeous more...
Joyce D'Silva

Joyce D'Silva: 'Meat should carry a health warning'

Eifion Rees

30th September, 2010

Eifion Rees talks to the Compassion in World Farming veteran and co-editor of The Meat Crisis - a shocking new book that exposes the range of environmental and health threats facing us if we don't kick our addiction to meat more...
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UK farmers face dilemma over 'super-dairy' plans

Tom Levitt

21st September, 2010

Plans for an 8,100-cow dairy farm at Nocton in Lincolnshire will ‘polarise’ farming in the UK and destroy smaller rural-based family farms say those working in the sector. Tom Levitt investigates more...
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Super-sized dairy farm plans put on hold

Ecologist

13th April, 2010

The company behind plans for an 8,100-cow dairy farm in Lincolnshire has withdrawn its planning application but insists the project has not been scrapped more...
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Change farming to cut CO2 emissions by 25 per cent

Eifion Rees

3rd July, 2009

A new report has revealed that a change in the way we manage agricultural land could help sequester a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions every year more...
In the News

France's electricity grid operator fined for harm to livestock

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

RTE, France's electricity grid operator, pays out to farmers for harming their livestock.

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A meaty issue

Simon Fairlie

1st October, 2008

Our excessive appetite for meat is taking a heavy toll on the planet, but as Simon Fairlie explains, the arguments used to depict omnivores as environmental super-villains are far too simplistic. more...
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Behind the label focus: PFOS

Mark Anslow

1st July, 2007

Firefighting foam laced with this toxic chemical was used to extinguish the Buncefield oil depot inferno, leaving a deadly legacy. Was it necessary? more...
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Kendall fires shot across supermarkets' bows

News

27th February, 2007

The President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Peter Kendall told supermarkets yesterday that their green "rhetoric" would need to become "a reality". more...

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Ferme de la Sansonnière

Monty Waldin

16th December, 2005

Monty Waldin visits La Ferme de la Sansonnière, one of France’s, if not the world’s, most complex Biodynamic vineyards more...
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The secret life of cows

Robin Maynard

1st March, 2005

In intensive farming animals are viewed as units of production to be ground relentlessly through the system. Nothing could be more different at Kite’s Nest in the Cotswolds, where the livestock is actively engaged in deciding how the farm is managed. more...
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The Road to Nowhere: Russia’s 10 years of war in Chechnya

Sebastian Smith

1st March, 2005

They’ve a big new sign by the road announcing GROZNY, each man-sized Cyrillic letter fresh and neat. Only the city itself is no longer there. more...

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