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The Field of Wheat – a social art project

www.fieldofwheat.co.uk Last year two artists, Ruth and Anne Marie, approached me with a request to host an art project to grow a field of wheat. I really didn’t know what I was getting into – initially I had visions of … Continue reading

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Presentation to the APPG on Agroecology: ‘a countryside fit for pollinators’

                                        I’m not qualified to apportion blame for the decline in bee populations and I’m certainly not here as an apologist for the farming industry but the reality … Continue reading

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Is there a future without neonicotinoids?

  Of course there is. Debunking some of the myths The agrochemical industry and farming leaders have been quoted as saying that the ban on neonicotinoids will cost UK wheat growers up to £450m “the loss of this technology could … 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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