sustainable farming

  • February 8, 2019

    More than half of all farms in the UK say they have been affected by severe flooding or storm in the past decade. 

  • September 29, 2012

    The Government must act on the rising use of pesticides and their impact on bees and other pollinators, say Friends of the Earth.

  • September 20, 2011

    The European Commission has failed to satisfy environmental NGOs with a plan to tackle Europe's dependency on imported resources.

  • February 10, 2011

    Ways and means of improving food production in Britain and internationally are being discussed in Edinburgh today at a Church of Scotland conference.

  • December 24, 2010

    The Green Party has become the latest group to criticise proposals to construct a 3,770-cow "mega-dairy". They say it would be a "bad move" for agriculture.

  • July 6, 2010

    Victor Barry is a farmer whose idyllic Coastal Heritage Farm overlooks the sea in Cornwall. He says his Catholic faith has inspired him to combine Christian living with caring for the planet, and he has a passion for small-scale, organic, low-carbon footprint farming. Since taking over the farm in 1998 he has re-established old farm working practices, including the use of shire horses. Victor is part of an advisory body for the inauguration of certified courses to QCF standard for working horses and ponies on the land, together with small-scale organic farming methods. He is also a keen supporter of the Transition Network of community-led responses to the pressures of climate change and peak oil.

  • June 28, 2010

    Is the Christian community so focused on other-worldly realities that its sees engagement with the earthly realities of food and agriculture as the domain of food agencies and supermarkets? The resounding answer is ‘No’. The National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN), a liaison body of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, is taking up the issue this summer when its annual conference in Derbyshire 16-18 July takes the theme: Our Daily Bread – Food Security, People and Planet.

  • March 30, 2010

    Public bodies could bring about significant improvements in UK farming by ensuring that they buy their food from sustainable and ethical sources, according to Friends of the Earth.