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NOCC 18 – 3 July 2018 Shropshire

09/04/2018

Image from National Organic Combinable Crops at Green Acres Farm, Shropshire (2013) Booking is now open for the 2018 National Organic Combinable Crops (#NOCC18) conference, the largest and longest-running organic on-farm event in the UK. (Delegate booking form –  Click here ) Now in its eleventh year, this one-day event on Green Acres Farm, Kemberton, […]

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Proposed GM trial presents new risk to people and wildlife

29/03/2018

OF&G is among 26 organisations which have lodged a formal objection to the latest proposed open-air GM field trial by Rothamsted Research.  We support research and development in general, however crops that are genetically modified carry serious implications for the environment and for growers. The objection identifies a significant amount of information that is missing from […]

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UK Organic ask Michael Gove to have confidence in organic food and farming to deliver economic and public goods for all

15/03/2018

OF&G in partnership with organisations across the organic sector are urging government to recognise the significant opportunity to expand the UK’s organic food and farming sectors post-Brexit. In a letter to Defra minister Michael Gove, OF&G — along with other members of the English Organic Forum (EOF) — said organic production offered huge potential to […]

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OF&G says Defra insight is welcome but needs clarity

27/02/2018

    The launch of Defra’s consultation on the future of food and farming is a welcome insight into the government’s ambitions for UK agriculture, but requires significant clarity on how those goals will be achieved, says OF&G. Roger Kerr, OF&G chief executive, said: “After a number of high level speeches by Defra Secretary Michael […]

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An organic systems approach to the provision of public goods

06/02/2018

This paper presents how a cyclical and regenerative systems approach to farming and land use can provide key environmental (and other) public goods and form a critical component in delivering a post-Brexit agriculture policy aligned to Defra’s priorities to secure a healthy natural environment; a sustainable, low-carbon economy; a thriving farming sector and a sustainable, […]

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