“Our study suggests that eating a more Mediterranean-like diet could be one strategy to help individuals lower their risk of dementia.”- Dr Oliver Shannon
New farm Payment Scheme Welcomed But More Clarity Needed on Future Policy
Under the scheme, farmers and crofters who rear cattle and sheep will be able to claim a £250 payment for veterinary health and welfare interventions from this summer.
Survival After An Extreme Global Event
The researchers investigated the impact of abrupt sunlight reducing scenarios caused by nuclear war, super volcano eruptions or asteroid impacts on agricultural production globally.
The Lost Gardens of Orkney, 3: Allotments
Allotments are rented strips of land mainly for growing vegetable and fruit. They are excellent for those who have no gardens or need more space. During both World Wars the growing of fresh vegetables was an important part of the war effort.
#Covid Changed The Way We Shop
Food Standards Scotland reports that “Online grocery shopping increased in value to £951 million in 2021, representing an increase of 109.4%, compared to 2019. “
Cash for Food Support Groups
“this money will be critical to helping ensure social landlords can provide a response to food insecurity that is tailored to the needs of their tenants and communities, maintaining dignity and choice.” Sally Thomas, Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Using a ‘Slow Cooker’ With Greener Orkney
‘This project has been on our horizon for a while, and with the current cost of living crisis, there has never been a better time to raise awareness of how individuals can help themselves and the planet at the same time.’ Angela Fitzpatrick, Greener Orkney
Food Insecurity Sees Many Scots Running Out of Food
The highest levels of food insecurity were among single parents and single adults under the age of 65.
Record Production Of Scottish Farmed Salmon
“Our sector supports more than 2,500 direct and 10,000 indirect jobs, most of which are in some of the country’s most fragile coastal communities, generating hundreds of millions of pounds for our economy.” Tavish Scott, chief executive of Salmon Scotland
Half of Scots Eating Out-Of-Date Food : #Costoflivingcrisis
“ the cost of living crisis is driving consumer behaviour with the potential to negatively impact public health.” Jacqui McElhiney, Head of Science at FSS