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Game of Drones with Dave Goulson

In a packed room in Edinburgh on Wednesday morning the 1st of November, Nourish hosted a talk by highly-esteemed biologist Dave Goulson, University of Sussex. Dave gave an overview of the current impact of pesticides on the insect world and on bees in particular, and discussed what […]

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Extinction ’17: What will halt mass extinction?

Last week, academics, NGOs, farmers and other humans converged on London’s prestigious Queen Elizabeth II conference centre. The attraction: an exploration of the disappearance of the natural world – and the creatures great and small that inhabit it. The extinction of species and loss of biodiversity is […]

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Remembering Gus Schumacher

This week the sad news reached us that Gus Schumacher, Co-Founder of the Wholesome Wave Foundation, passed away unexpectedly of heart failure. Wholesome Wave is a non-profit working across the United States, connecting the dots between farmers, businesses, local authorities, the health sector and communities. They believe […]

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Food Summit: What Happened

Yesterday, 28 September, Nourish Scotland attended the Food Commission’s Summit. The purpose of the event was to scope ideas and ambition for the consultation on the Government’s Good Food Nation Bill. Hundreds of delegates came together representing a cross-section of government and public bodies, academics and people […]

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Climate Change Bill – Blog 4: Why We Need Stronger Climate Targets

With the Scottish Government’s consultation on the new Climate Change Bill closing on the 22nd of September, Nourish is publishing a series of blogs. Today: Why we need stronger climate targets   If you haven’t already, please do check out our campaign here and take part in […]

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Climate Change Bill – Blog 3: Agroforestry in Scotland

With the Scottish Government’s consultation on the new Climate Change Bill closing on the 22nd of September, Nourish is publishing a series of blogs about each of our four key asks for the Bill. Third up: A strong target and more support for agroforestry in Scotland!   […]

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Making a Living from Local Food in its 2nd year!

What is happening in ‘Making a Living from Local Food’ this year?   Making a Living from Local Food – Tell me more…. This programme is funded by the Prince’s Countryside Trust and is now in its second year. It supports local sustainable food businesses that have […]

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Climate Change Bill – Blog 2: A Nitrogen Budget

Manure spreading - Flickr CC B4bees

This is the second of our weekly blogs about each of our four key asks for the Bill. The Scottish Government is consulting on the new Climate Change Bill until the 22nd September. You have until then to take part in the e-action run by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland to ask the […]

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Diet & obesity strategy – Who’s afraid of regulation?

Last week, the British Retail Consortium (representing all the major supermarkets) called on the government to go beyond voluntary measures and change the obesogenic food environment through regulation. Funnily enough, they did exactly the same this time last year, in response to the UK Government’s rather weak […]

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Climate Change Bill – Blog 1: A Scottish Organic Target

With the Scottish Government’s consultation on the new Climate Change Bill closing in less than a month, Nourish will be publishing a series of weekly blogs about each of our four key asks for the Bill. First up: a Scottish organic target! Earlier this year we campaigned […]

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