Category Archives: Farming

Is it Time For Genetically Modified Food?

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An Essex farmer named Jim Dutton who was at the centre of the genetically modified controversy over 10 years ago is now welcoming the government with open arms to the idea quoting that genetically modified food has been long overdue.

Have you got any Farming Ideas

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Farmers around the UK are being asked to come up with ideas to input into a new £125,000 research programme for farming.

FARMERS AND THE SUPERMARKET CODE OF PRACTICE

The Code of Practice was introduced following the recommendation of the Competition Commission, whose investigation into the supermarkets found evidence that the biggest supermarkets (Asda, Safeway, Sainsbury, Somerfield and Tesco) adversely affected the competitiveness of some of their suppliers.

SUPERMARKET CODE FAILS FARMERS

On Monday 17th March the results of a UK farmer survey undertaken by Grassroots Action on Food and Farming, Friends of the Earth, British Independent Fruit Growers Association, Small and Family Farms Alliance, Pig Association, the Farmer’s Union of Wales and National Federation of Women’s Institutes revealed that many farmers feel the Supermarket Code of Practice [1], introduced a year ago, has made no difference to the way in which supermarkets did business with them.