“It is not just about what the shocks are; it is essentially about what effect they are going to have” Andrew Bailey, Governor Bank of England
“Rise in fuel costs is forcing some ‘boats in Orkney to tie up’ “
Fuel, feed and fertiliser costs are threatening “the very viability of many farms” commented Liam McArthur.
Rhoda Grant MSP Urges Support For Her Right To Food Bill
Her Right to Food Bill proposal consultation closes next week, 16 February.
National Plan to End the Need for Foodbanks
“As part of the right to an adequate standard of living, people need to be able to access food that meets their dietary, social and cultural needs and this plan shows the way forward.”
1 in 4 samples of bought sage contained other ‘leaves’
Some Sage sold by online retailers and smaller independents was found to have been bulked out with olive leaves and/or leaves from other trees.
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
“Between 30-40% of our crops are lost to pathogens long before they reach our dinner plates.”
The largest ever gathering a plant experts is taking place at the International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions World Congress at Glasgow’s SECC
Farming Matters:Food Matters
“Food security is perhaps chief amongst the responsibilities of our politicians. “