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18Aug 20

Britain At Breaking Point?

Over the coming weeks and months, American farmers and ranchers will probably hear a lot of apparent anti-U.S. farming reaction from the UK. On behalf of all British farmers, please don’t take it personally. The ‘B’ word In 2016, 51.89% of Britons voted to leave the European Union in what is now known as the Brexit referendum. Objectively, it is fair to say that most British farmers were more than a little ‘misled’ in the pre-election promises and predictions from…

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16Jun 20
Lords Seek To Allow Gene-editing In UK "to Produce Healthy, Hardier Crops" Blog Post

Lords seek to allow gene-editing in UK ‘to produce healthy, hardier crops’ | Genetics | The Guardian

Reports in the Guardian suggest peers are planning to amend the Agriculture Bill at the House of Lords stage next month to allow gene editing of crops, potentially opening the door to the future gene editing of animals, too.   Wayne Copp Executive Director of AGW Europe and UK says: “As someone who has farmed sustainably for over 20 years, I know that many of my customers are seeking high-welfare, sustainable food that is also guaranteed ‘GM free’. And as…

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09Jun 20

What Price British Farming?

The future of thousands of British farming families – and our hard-won environmental and animal welfare standards – is up for sale to the highest bidder. And the going price? A successful free-trade deal with the Trump administration. The Agriculture Bill currently being rushed with indecent haste through Parliament before the summer recess does not set any animal welfare or environment rules into law on imports to UK after Brexit. With the recent failure of MPs to support a key…

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21May 20
Get Social Blog Post

Get Social

  An online presence is now a necessity for most farming and food businesses. But it’s not just about having a website: Social media is a vital part of any communications and marketing strategy—particularly for those who sell directly to the public. Why social media? A basic website will allow customers to easily find you online, but it has its limitations. Customers can visit your website, look at it and leave—and subsequently forget all about you. And unless you spend…

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05Apr 20
Edible Empowerment: How To Boost Your Health With High Quality Food From Independent Farmers Blog Post

Edible Empowerment: How to Boost Your Health with High Quality Food from Independent Farmers

By Culinary Nutritionist, Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN   As a chef, nutritionist and author of What the Fork Are You Eating, I am always looking for edible solutions—everyday, and when in crisis. Whether it’s my personal health, that of my family, my clients’ or an unprecedented global pandemic like COVID-19, food is medicine! The stakes couldn’t be higher right now for our personal health as well as the wellbeing of our farmers. What and how we choose to eat…

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