The European Commission has defended its controversial plans for greening the CAP as a simple measure which gives farmers flexibility to produce food while enhancing the environment. Gwilym Jones, a member of agriculture commissioner Dacian Ciolos’ cabinet, said greening measures … Continue reading
The development of genetically-modified crop technology has an important role to play in helping UK farmers produce more food in a sustainable way, according the DEFRA’s farm minister. David Heath said he had been persuaded that developing GM crops was … Continue reading
Food produced from large-scale livestock farms will become more acceptable to consumers if farmers open up about their methods of production, according to one of the UK’s biggest retailers. Chris Brown, Asda’s head of agriculture, said producers needed to make … Continue reading
Pig and poultry producers need to be more simple, honest and open about animal welfare if they are to encourage shoppers to choose British food over cheaper imports. David Evans, Morrisons head of agriculture, said consumers had strong views about … Continue reading
A fresh round of dairy farmer protests could begin within weeks if processors fail to lift milk prices and adhere to the voluntary dairy code of conduct, Farmers For Action has warned. FFA chairman David Handley said processors were running … Continue reading
Can’t decide what’s best on this article: the cheesy headline, or the honesty of the sub-editor who wrote the picture caption. Either way, it’s a gouda one. (Sorry).
Prime Minister David Cameron has finally done what EU-sceptics everywhere have been hoping for. By 2017, provided the Conservatives win the next general election, the public will be given the chance to vote on the UK’s membership of the European … Continue reading