Archive for the Agriculture Category

Food as a Relationship

25 of us came together for a gathering for small Scottish food producers in The Yurt, at Whitmuir Community Farm on Thursday 11 July 2019. Many travelled far, from all over Scotland including from Sutherland, and Dumfries. We came together to discuss ‘Food as a Relationship’ by

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Guest blog: Beekeeping for beginners for a pollinator-friendly Scotland

Bees

Guest blog by Alice Halls, freelance writer and beekeeper. Why bees are so important for our food system The Scottish government recently launched the Pollinator Strategy for Scotland (2017-2027), outlining measures to make the country a friendlier place for declining bee populations. Bees are essential for pollinating roughly one third of the

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Nine meals from poverty

It’s an indication of the increasingly surreal Brexit debate that laughably stupid UK government proposals for ‘no deal’ are being reported with a straight face rather than the derisory contempt they deserve.  Here’s the British Retail Consortium on food supplies last week: Stockpiling of food is not

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