This is no longer just a question of yes and no. It is, rather, a question of whether we want a fully functioning, vibrant Scottish democracy with every available power – or direct rule from a political culture at odds with our worldview, democratic culture, aspirations, health and economic wellbeing.
Incidents around operating heavy machinery is a key risk area within agriculture with 17 farmers and two farming children killed last year.
“Many people feel you have to conform to a stereotype in order to fit into agriculture, this really isn’t true.” Matt Naylor
“It’s absolutely clear that the overwhelming majority of people in Scotland do not want to see chlorine chicken, hormone-injected meat or vegetables riddled in pesticides on our supermarket shelves.”
“Because poultry welfare standards are significantly worse in America than in the EU (bird cages are 28% smaller, for example) chicken carcasses are washed with chlorine dioxide.”
“Every single Scottish Conservative MP voted for you to eat ractopamine pork”
“Ractopamine is an asthma drug which, when fed to pigs, causes growth spurts. Canada, EU, China & Russia have banned it for human consumption, as it’s too dangerous.”
“In 1876, the first ploughing match was held in Stronsay, this being only contested by competitors of the farms of Holland and Housebay”
The impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s transport services and the rural economy is to be investigated by MSPs.
Are Our Food Standards and Farming Industry Under Threat of a ‘Stack it high, Sell it low’ Mindset ?
“We must maintain our integrity throughout everything that we do—environmental standards, animal health and welfare and so on.” Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy for NFU Scotland