UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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Name: UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
First reported 37 mins ago - Updated 37 mins ago - 1 reports

MP calls for pig and poultry units to be classified as 'industrial'

A Worcestershire MP has written to Defra and the minister in charge of planning, calling for pig and poultry farms to be reclassified as industrial units, rather than agricultural developments, to make it more difficult for them to gain approval.Sir Peter ... [Published Farmers Weekly Interactive - 37 mins ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 37 mins ago - 1 reports

Badger cull 'may be extended' say campaigners as pilot ends

Comments (0)Campaigners have claimed the controversial badger culls may have to be extended, according to information they say has been passed to them.Dominic Dyer, chief executive of the Badger Trust and Care for the Wild, has said the free shooting ... [Published Western Morning News - 12 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 43 mins ago - 5 reports

Farmers to lose solar subsidies

Farmer will no longer receive subsidies for having solar farms on their land, under new rules put forward by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).The plans aim to ensure that more agricultural land is dedicated to growing crops ... [Published Utility Week - 43 mins ago]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 4 reports

The future of family farming is in our hands

19th October 2014Family farming is a hot topic this year. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. And last week, family farming was the focus of World Food Day 2014 ... [Published Ecologist - 18 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

NEW COMPETITION....Improving food supply chain efficiency

A competition opened on 13Oct2014 entitled “Improving food supply chain efficiency”.Innovate UK, together with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are to ... [Published Connect - 20 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Ray fishing ban 'must be lifted'

North Devon's fishing industry is in danger of collapse after a new government ban on landing ray fish, according to a local MP.Torridge MP Geoffrey Cox has called on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to exclude the Bristol ... [Published BBC - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Activists may cause the badger cull to fail to meet targets

ALLEGATIONS that the badger cull will not meet targets have been made.First published in NewsTHE badger cull will not meet Government targets for the number of animals killed because of disruption by protesters, it has been claimed.The target for the ... [Published This is the West Country - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

Campaigners slam wild animals in circuses as Parliament considers ban

According to Animal Defenders International (ADI), a number of welfare and management issues were raised during three inspections at Peter Jolly’s Circus .For example, said ADI, three snakes had been allowed to get to an advanced state of putrefaction, ... [Published Vetsonline - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

Press release: Balti: world trademark bid

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MPFirst published:Part of:Making the food and farming industry more competitive while protecting the environment and Food and farmingBirmingham city’s famous Balti dish ... [Published Government UK - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

Veolia’s Herts EfW in PFI withdrawal blow

by Tom GouldingVeolia’s plan to build an energy-from-waste facility in Hertfordshire was dealt a further blow today (October 17), as Defra opted to pull £115 million in PFI credits from the project.The decision comes after communities secretary Eric Pickles ... [Published Lets Recycle - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 2 reports

Beating the cheats: one week to go for early bird booking

Book your ticket for the 2-day conference 'Beating the cheats: Quality, safety and authenticity in the food chain' by Friday 24 October and you will pay the reduced price of £100 for 1 day or £160 for 2 days.Professor Chris Elliott will open the conference ... [Published Noodls - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 2 reports

FOI release: Cost of managing Shared Services Connected Limited services

Defra Freedom of Information/ Environmental Information releases and Improving the transparency and accountability of government and its servicesApplies to:EnglandCost of managing Shared Services Connected Limited (SSCL) services for the period 1 November ... [Published Government UK - Oct 16 2014]

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"The refusal of DEFRA Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss to put inin place any independent monitoring of the badger culls currently being undertaken in Somerset and Gloucestershire is a national disgrace."
"Farming is what our farms are for and it is what keeps our landscape beautiful," he said. "I am committed to food production in this country and it makes my heart sink to see row upon row of solar panels where once there were fields of crops or grassland for livestock to graze."
"Defra policy is increasingly driven by the demands of big business and large landowners" , (LWA), a national coalition of producers and member organisation of the international peasant farming movement La Via Campesina
"Quotas ensure the sustainability of stocks which supports the long term future of the industry - overfishing also results in penalties from the EU."

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MP calls for pig and poultry units to be classi... [Published Farmers Weekly Interactive - 37 mins ago]
Soil Association Conference 2014 – Special Report [Published Natural Products Online - 39 mins ago]
Farmers to lose solar subsidies [Published Utility Week - 43 mins ago]
Solar panel-filled farms could lose CAP payments [Published Farmers Weekly Interactive - 1 hour ago]
Efra Launches Enquiry Into Food Security [Published Chartered Institution of Wastes Management - 1 hour ago]
Second Badger Cull Ends In West Country [Published Jack FM - 1 hour ago]
Farmers with solar farms will lose CAP payments... [Published Solar Power Portal - 2 hours ago]
Government to scrap grants for large-scale sola... [Published North Devon Journal - 4 hours ago]
Minister to cut subsidies for large-scale proje... [Published Western Morning News - 10 hours ago]
Badger cull 'may be extended' say campaigners a... [Published Western Morning News - 12 hours ago]
The future of family farming is in our hands [Published Ecologist - 18 hours ago]
NEW COMPETITION....Improving food supply chain ... [Published Connect - 20 hours ago]
Ray fishing ban 'must be lifted' [Published BBC - 22 hours ago]
Minister says solar farms are 'a blight on the ... [Published Nile International - Oct 19 2014]
DEFRA UK DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT FOOD AN : S... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 19 2014]
OFM awards 2014 best producer: Cabrito Goat Mea... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 19 2014]
Solar farms 'blight on landscape' [Published BBC - Oct 19 2014]
Activists may cause the badger cull to fail to ... [Published This is the West Country - Oct 18 2014]
Gloucestershire badger cull ends - vet and Huma... [Published The Citizen Online - Oct 18 2014]
Bury St Edmunds: Community urged to tackle inva... [Published Ipswich Star - Oct 18 2014]
Smoking ban on beaches among urgent measures ne... [Published Falmouth Packet - Oct 18 2014]
Business Clinic: Advice to minimise ELS and gre... [Published Farmers Weekly Interactive - Oct 18 2014]
Urgent ban needed for wild animals in circuses [Published Wildlife Extra - Oct 17 2014]
Nick Allen: sell when your lambs hit the spec [Published The Northern Farmer - Oct 17 2014]
Quota bank to beat Russian sanctions on Scots f... [Published Press and Journal - Oct 17 2014]
Grain Market Report: surprises in USDA report s... [Published Farming Online - Oct 17 2014]
NFU action on dairy [Published NFU Online - Oct 17 2014]
Lone MP Andrew Rosindell Blocks Popular Wild An... [Published VetClick - Oct 17 2014]
Organic farmers set to do well out of CAP reform [Published Farmers Guardian - Oct 17 2014]
13th – 17th October 2014 [Published Connect - Oct 17 2014]
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Landworkers’ Alliance demands support for Famil... [Published Green (Living) Review - Oct 15 2014]
The Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) will be hosting a choreographed football match between Family Farmers United &Agribusiness FC at a high profile location in Westminster at 1.30pm on Thursday 16thOctober. The publicity stunt takes place as part of United ...
Owen Paterson's Assault on the Climate Change A... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 13 2014]
Just when David Cameron needs it least, one of his former ministers has opened a devastating second front on the Coalition's tattered administration. Owen "Minister of Sound" Paterson has urged the repeal of what is arguably the most damaging, wrongheaded ...
Healthy food is expensive - if you look at it i... [Published Velvet Glove, Iron Fist - Oct 10 2014]
A few weeks ago I found myself being filmed in a New Zealand supermarket searching for a healthy meal for four. The Kiwi equivalent of The One Show wanted me to help them demonstrate how much more expensive it is to cook a nutritious meal than to eat ...
Coca-Cola Enterprises Totals £4m Investment in ... [Published theCSRfeed - Oct 10 2014]
SOURCE: Coca-Cola Enterprises DESCRIPTION:<p style=""&gt;Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has today underlined its continued commitment to youth development with the launch of a brand new £810,000 Education Centre at its Milton Keynes site. The opening ...
Kew Gardens appoints ISG to Temperate House Pre... [Published CisionWire - English - Sep 29 2014]
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has announced its appointment of ISG to carry out a £24 million restoration of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens, as the building phase of a wider £36 million project.The Temperate House, dating from 1863, is the largest ...
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