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A tale of two countries

Nourish Director Pete Ritchie on the elections aftermath and the widening gap between Holyrood and Westminster. Whichever side of the Border you live, it is the best of times for the haves, and the worst of times for the have-nots. But the two governments north and south […]

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EU proposal on GMOs draws concern on all sides

The EU Commission this week announced a proposal for “a more flexible approach” towards the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Following a review on authorisation of GMOs, Member States will now be given the chance to opt out of the cultivation and importing of specific GMOs […]

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Up-coming food events

Propagate – May/June different locations around Glasgow To nurture connections between Glasgow’s community growing and food projects, the Glasgow Local Food Network is organising Propagate, a series of free events. At each event, there’ll be time to network and share project news.   Events include: Meet the […]

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Get involved this May

Join the campaign against TTIP The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, is currently being negotiated between the EU and the US. This trade deal aims to remove ‘non-tariff barriers to trade’: There’s already very little obstacle to trade between the EU and the US at […]

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What can you grow on 2000 square metres?

Whitmuir Farm, a few miles south of Edinburgh, is selling itself to the local community. For a couple of years now, Whitmuir Community Benefit Society has been selling shares in the working organic farm, with a view to securing the future of the educational work that already […]

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Nourish is recruiting

Nourish is currently looking for two new people to join our team: a Policy Officer & Campaigns Officer and an Office Manager, both part-time. You can download the application packs here: Nourish Policy Officer Job Description and Application Form April 2015 Nourish Office Manager Job Description and […]

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Young Crofters take demands to Scottish Parliament

Young people must be given more help and better incentives to start-up as crofters, the Cross-Party Working Group on Crofting was told this week at the Scottish Parliament. Following their three-day gathering in March, Young Crofters brought calls for action in two main areas: cash flow and access […]

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Nourish part of new Food Commission

Nourish’s director Pete Ritchie has been invited to take part in the newly established Food Commission. May sees the second meeting of the Commission which has been tasked with advocating for the Good Food Nation policy and advising Scottish Government on how to implement it. Chaired by […]

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European food consumption driving tropical deforestation

A new report by Fern – Protecting Forests, Respecting Rights – synthesises eleven previous reports assessing the impact of EU policies on forests and people and calls for further-reaching EU action on deforestation and forest degradation. Over the past two decades, the European Union has been the […]

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New report says government is ‘not serious’ about improving Britain’s diet

The British government has failed to tackle poor nutrition and diet, and should do more to take public health nutrition into consideration in every area of policy, says a report by the UK Coronary Prevention Group, a charity dedicated to preventing heart disease through healthy lifestyles, in […]

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