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7 Ways to Save our Tired Soils

Guest Post for ARC2020 by Louise Payton, Policy Officer at the Soil Association The Soil Association, UK organic certification body and also “the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use and environmental charity”, have organised a Soil Symposium, which …

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Plastic Fantastic: Industrial Farming in Spain from Outer Space

A stunning vision of industrial farming: Here is what a part of Spain looks like on Google Earth. Read the article on plastic sheeting and see the impressive pictures here: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/11/you-wont-believe-what-humans-can-accomplish-with-just-plastic-sheeting/281290/ Is this the kind of future for our food and our farming you want? Post …

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Go NUTs with Eurostat Atlas

NUTs in European Statistics stands for Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistic  and defines regions at different levels. Here, as an example, you can see the average size (hectare) of farms in the different NUTS-2 regions of the EU. Want to play out your own statistical …

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British public now eating less meat

A quarter of the British public say they have cut back on the amount of meat they eat over the past year, new research for the Eating Better alliance revealed. Concern for animal welfare topped the reasons for considering eating less meat, ahead of saving money, …

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Sneak preview – guess what!

Here is a preview of Annika’s next picture. We felt this was probably the first comic featuring a mouse throwing up. But then we thought of Mickey, ‚though we could not quite remember that story… Anyway – what would you guess is the story of this …

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Töpfer & Shiva plant veggies in Berlin

Planting vegetables in October – on a sidewalk in the Centre of Berlin :-) To launch the 2nd Global Soil Week (27-31 October 2013), IASS Executive Director Professor Klaus Töpfer and environmental activist Vandana Shiva broke up sealed soil at Potsdamer Platz and planted it with …

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