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As the pandemic has progressed, so too has our understanding of the COVID-19 virus; influencing the guidance on transmission prevention measures such as face masks, social distancing, hand washing and disinfection. Here is the current understanding.
The largest certifier of UK organic land, OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers), has stated that a holistic, cohesive approach is needed to redress the balance between productivity and thriving wildlife – both of which are essential to secure a sustainable and healthy system.
Australia’s national science research agency CSRIO has investigated the issue of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (termed IUU fishing) finding human rights and labour abuses to be the main associated crimes.
Results of a new survey reveal that UK consumers are open to the proposition of buying water in cans, rather than plastic bottles.
The European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee has launched a call for industry and consumers to put a stop to the illegal trade in hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) via a pledge to #SayNoToIllegalHFCs.
New research published in the Journal of Dairy Science has investigated the possible effects of reducing dairy farming in the United States, finding that balance between nutrient provision and carbon emissions is a fine line to walk.
Last night, UK MPs voted against the House of Lords’ amendments to the Agriculture Bill, which were included to protect post-Brexit food standards.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization advocates a widespread transition to agro-ecological farming in order to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development goals. But we can only achieve this if we change the way we educate the next generation of farmers and producers, writes Caroline Aitken.
Scientists in Germany have identified that rapeseed has the potential to replace soy as the best plant-based source of protein for humans.
In a letter to Government, 21 of the UK’s major food companies are calling for more stringent regulation to ban imports of food produced from deforestation, reports BBC News.
The food and farming sector faces a period of turbulence in the near-term with Brexit, COVID-19 and numerous uncertainties about trade deals, labour inputs and farm succession. Yet this is as nothing to what awaits in the longer-term future barrelling towards us. Here, Chris Smaje suggests why a small farm…