Month: November 2014

Contemporary food supply chains and sustainable agriculture

Oliver Maskrey is currently studying for a Masters in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Exeter. He hopes the course will give him a valuable and structured background knowledge in the subject, as well as facilitating the

Win a pair of tickets to the Oxford Real Farming Conference!

What image do you think best sums up farming? We’re giving away a pair of two day tickets to the Oxford Real Farming Conference to whoever sends us the best photo of what farming means to them!It might be funny, moving

Shades of Green

Tracy Jones is a FOAM EU Organic Leadership graduate, ex-smallholder, and self described farming & countryside anorak! She’s a UK Board member for the CSA Network, a Farm Committee member of Vana Trust Organic Farm. and is currently writing her MSc organic farming thesis. In a recent

Farming for profit? Or for people, nature, health, wellbeing and human survival?

Farming today is well on the way to becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of the agro-chemcial-biotech-industry, writes Coling Tudge. Defra and the European Commission are all too keen to make it so, reflecting the interests of agro-oligarchy obsessed with profits