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Posts Tagged Food and Farming

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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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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Field of Enquiry I: Our Global and Local Field

We started on time, and did not blame the children. We asked questions, and shared LOTS of important information and insights till our heads were swimming. Miesbeth Knottenbelt, Nourish member & volunteer, reports on the first session of the 2000m2 Field of Enquiry series at Whitmuir The […]

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Field of Enquiry: 10 Workshops exploring the food system through the 2000m2 lens

Logo of the Field of Enquiry Workshop series

When you divide all the arable land on our planet by the number of people living on Earth, we each have 2000m2. In their “Our global & local field – 2000m2 Field of Enquiry” workshops series, Whitmuir want to explore the food system through the 2000m2 lens. Over 10 Saturdays, […]

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Good Food Nation Bill in Programme for Government

Creative commons, ecologically grown vegetables

Press Release for Immediate Release Nourish Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to begin consultation on a Good Food Nation Bill in 2017. [1] Executive Director Pete Ritchie said ‘This legislation has the potential to be world-leading, we’re pleased the Scottish Government sees the need for a […]

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Brexit and food: what does anyone know?

Fruit and veg with label "Brexit must mean better"

As we stumble through the most inept period in British politics since Suez, it is only human to look for opportunities to make the best of it.  While we wait for Theresa May to start lifting the veil of uncertainty (is she really committed to leading her […]

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UK Government urged to negotiate on a positive vision for food, farming and fisheries post-Brexit

84 organisations from across UK, including Nourish, have called on government to adopt common-sense food, farming and fishing policies that are good for jobs, health and the environment, when they plan for the UK¹s exit from the European Union.   The coalition has written a letter to […]

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The stakes of the EU Referendum for our food system

Our food system is strongly influenced by EU policies and politics. Yet, it has barely featured in the ongoing debates about the EU Referendum of June 23rd. At Nourish we believe that despite some rightful criticism of the EU, Scotland and the other nations of the UK are better off […]

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