Author Archives: Peter

Launch of the APPG on Agroecology

Tues 15 Feb saw the launch of the All Parliamentary Party Group on Agroecology in the Grand Committee Room of the House of Commons. Chaired by Baroness Sue Miller and Robert Flello MP the aim of the APPG on Agroecolgy … Continue reading

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Nocton Dairy withdraws its application for a superdairy

Nocton Dairy withdraws its application for 4000 cows on Nocton Heath. This has to be good news for the many, many people who campaigned against this proposal for the first superdairy in the UK. People campaigned for different reasons – … Continue reading

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Superdairy; the Legacy

Superdairy; the Legacy Recently I was a panellist at a debate organised by Lincs FM where members of the public could send in questions to the owners of the company that has applied for permission to build a 4000 cow herd … Continue reading

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2011 message: Contradictory government policy on sustainability – is it time for the ‘specialist generalist’?

  Practical solutions for a sustainable future   Farming is facing a period of fundamental change that will impact on the viability of farm businesses, the rural economy, and the environment. I believe that the drivers are in place for changes that … Continue reading

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Sustainable Food & Farming — the Central Contradiction in Government Analysis

Delivered at the University of Wisconsin and later published in the Family Farm Defender magazine Sustainable Food & Farming — the Central Contradiction in Government Analysis By Peter Lundgren, Lincoln, England. Founding member of FARM, the independent voice of farmers … Continue reading

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Cloning – the government out of step again with the consumer

Its nearly 4 years since the first off-spring of a cloned cow was born on a UK farm but it seems to me that the government is no more prepared than it was back then. GM Freeze comment to the … Continue reading

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Agroecology – the new green revolution?

Faced with projections that the world’s population will increase by 50% over the next forty years, along with the implications of climate change on the planets ability to feed that increasing population, the worlds scientists have gone into overdrive trying … Continue reading

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Presentation to Roger Helmer MEP and Bill Newton- Dunn MEP 30/10/10

Presentation to Roger Helmer MEP and Bill Newton- Dunn MEP 30/10/10 Introduction Peter Lundgren is an ex-dairy farmer now growing arable crops and rearing outdoor pigs in Lincolnshire. He works closely with a number of NGOs on sustainability and has … Continue reading

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Are we right in thinking that intensification is the only way to feed a rising world population?

Farmers both in the developed North and the less developed South will have to meet the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050. I will add more on this important issue but to start off I’ve posted an article published in the … Continue reading

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Brazil: the availability of GM-free soybeans

The following article was published in the Family Farm Defenders magazine in 2007   Peter Lundgren visited the Imcopa GM free soy plant at Araucaria , Parana as part of a trip to Brazil looking at the future availability of … Continue reading

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