UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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First reported 44 mins ago - Updated 44 mins ago - 1 reports

MP's dismay after visit by new minister

BURNHAM’S MP says she was disappointed that new Defra Secretary Liz Truss visited Somerset but failed to meet with a group of local farmers and landowners from the Axe and Brue catchment areas.Tessa Munt (pictured) wrote to the new Secretary of State ... [Published This is the West Country - 44 mins ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 54 mins ago - 2 reports

North East farmers advised on extra checks to cut risk of TB

Risk-based trading (RBT) will help prevent spread of disease, says Farming Minister George EusticeNorth East farmers are being advised to request information on the TB history of cattle they buy to reduce the risk of their herds being infected with the ... [Published The Journal - 54 mins ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Calderdale seeks new waste and recycling contracts

By Michael HolderCalderdale council in West Yorkshire is set to begin procuring for two waste and recycling contracts in September, with its current deals set to expire within the next two years.The announcement this week (July 29) follows the collapse ... [Published Lets Recycle - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Rural broadband frustrations in Penistone

Residents in Penistone are frustrated by their inadequate internet connections.Residents and businesses based in the market town of Penistone have been left frustrated by their lack of an adequate internet connection - an issue that is particularly prevalent ... [Published Broadband Choice - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Paterson Expresses Pride in Biotech Advocacy

| ISAAAFormer Defra Secretary, Owen Paterson, expressed his pride in promoting GM technology in his article published at The Telegraph. He mentioned his experiences in facing anti- biotech groups and said that he just kept in his mind that those were ... [Published BioPortfolio - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

Farmers to try out new online CAP application service

A SELECTED group of farmers will get the chance to use the new online CAP application service over the next few months, ahead of wider roll out in the autumn.Defra is introducing the online which will enable farmers to apply online for all schemes under ... [Published Farmers Guardian - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

New Defra chief meets NFU members on first visit

Norfolk farmers had the pleasure of welcoming new Defra Secretary of State to her first farm visit on a Friday in late July.Elizabeth Truss, who became the third Minister to lead Defra under the current government, visited county chairman Ken Proctor’s ... [Published NFU Online - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Defra reveals more details on CAP digital move

A free telephone service as well as online and face-to-face support will be available to help customers registering for the new CAP online scheme.Defra will be introducing the online application and payment service gradually in England, first by direct ... [Published Farmers Weekly Interactive - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 6 reports

Diesel cars face extra charge for driving into central London

LONDON: Those driving a diesel car may soon have to pay money to enter central London.London Mayor Boris Johnson is mulling introducing a £10 to drive into central London over and above the current £11.50 congestion charge for driving into the centre ... [Published Times of India - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

FSA food origins study uncovers single labelling issue

A Food Standards Agency study into the origins of foods stated to be from the UK and Ireland has uncovered just one issue with country of origin labelling.The FSA this week announced it had tested 96 samples of products including beef, pork, lamb, tomatoes ... [Published Grocer - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Pesticide firms too close to bee death research say MPs

A committee of MPs says that the Government has allowed pesticide manufacturers too much control over research into how their products could be causing the death of bees.A report published this week by the Commons Environmental Audit Committee says that ... [Published Natural Products Online - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

RAU students present bovine TB research to DEFRA

RESEARCH into farmers’ attitudes towards the control of bovine TB has been presented to DEFRA by students from the Royal Agricultural University.Students Jacquetta Whyatt Watts, Chelsea Hayward and Camilla Shipley accompanied Dr Rhiannon Naylor to Nobel ... [Published Stroud News and Journal - Jul 29 2014]

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"The current arrangements will not meet the requirements of the directive and it is interesting that both regulators consider the best way to meet those requirements is for them to work more closely under an enhanced memorandum of understanding rather than create a new 'stand alone' competent authority. In view of the costs and problems that would likely be associated with the creation of a new authority, one can understand the HSE's position" he said
"We’re starting this process now, so we can take time assessing all of the information and considering a number of options before making a decision."
...19 of economic activity was generated. Introducing the plan, prime minister David Cameron said that "all food that can be bought locally, will be bought locally"
Dr Rhiannon Naylor, Lecturer in Rural Land Use and Management at the Royal Agricultural University, said: "Based on our results we are pleased to confirm that, during the trial period, the Badger Beater successfully prevented badger access to mineral lick buckets. Biosecurity at grazing is particularly difficult, but this measure provides farmers with an additional tool to minimise the contact between badgers and cattle."

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MP's dismay after visit by new minister [Published This is the West Country - 44 mins ago]
North East farmers advised on extra checks to c... [Published The Journal - 54 mins ago]
Optimistic outlook for sheep sector showcased a... [Published Farm Business - 1 hour ago]
Offshore Safety Directive consultations "mainta... [Published Out-Law.com - 2 hours ago]
Separate collection and ‘TEEP’ Requirements [Published Local Government Lawyer - 3 hours ago]
Calderdale seeks new waste and recycling contracts [Published Lets Recycle - 3 hours ago]
A plan for public procurement: food & catering ... [Published King's Fund - 3 hours ago]
New plan for food procurement encourages UK gov... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 3 hours ago]
Detailed guide: Catch certificates for non-EU i... [Published Cabinet Office - 4 hours ago]
Detailed guide: Get fishing or management right... [Published Cabinet Office - 4 hours ago]
Correspondence: Fishing Focus issue 34: Summer ... [Published Government UK - 5 hours ago]
RAU testing proves Badger Beater is effective [Published Noodls - 5 hours ago]
Sting warning as hornets descend on Peebles [Published Peeblesshire News - 6 hours ago]
Check TB risk before buying to reduce breakdowns [Published Farmers Weekly Interactive - 6 hours ago]
Manufacturing industry saves £2 million in wate... [Published Resource - 14 hours ago]
Demands of oversized incinerator will stifle th... [Published Cornish Guardian - 16 hours ago]
£8million food waste to energy plant officially... [Published Food Processing - 19 hours ago]
3 Thousands flock to the 111th show [Published Cornish Times - 19 hours ago]
Welsh unimpressed by drift net debacle [Published fishnewseu.com - 20 hours ago]
CIWM suggests making edoc mandatory [Published Chartered Institution of Wastes Management - 20 hours ago]
Campaign to boost UK food [Published Hexham Courant - 21 hours ago]
Paterson Expresses Pride in Biotech Advocacy [Published BioPortfolio - 22 hours ago]
The Exmoor challenge [Published Devon Life - 23 hours ago]
Scientist called in to solve flash floods [Published Yellow Advertiser - 23 hours ago]
Farmers to try out new online CAP application s... [Published Farmers Guardian - 23 hours ago]
Calderdale Council re-thinks waste contract aft... [Published Huddersfield Daily Examiner - Jul 30 2014]
Rural broadband frustrations in Penistone [Published Broadband Choice - Jul 30 2014]
New Defra chief meets NFU members on first visit [Published NFU Online - Jul 30 2014]
The Offshore Safety Directive (5) — government ... [Published The Lawyer - Jul 30 2014]
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Soil Erosion, Climate Change and Global Food Se... [Published Energy Balance - Jul 30 2014]
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Paterson Expresses Pride in Biotech Advocacy [Published CropBiotech Update - Jul 30 2014]
Former Defra Secretary, Owen Paterson, expressed his pride in promoting GM technology in his article published at The Telegraph. He mentioned his experiences in facing anti-biotech groups and said that he just kept in his mind that those were not the ...
Evidence and objectivity [Published Professor Douglas Kell's blog - Jul 25 2014]
Several things over the past few weeks have reinforced for me the need for scientists to provide good scientific evidence, the importance of good scientific peer review and the need for objectivity in interpreting and debating the evidence. In Nature ...
Quote of the Day [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Jul 21 2014]
Owen Paterson lifts the lid on the Green Blob: “I received more death threats in a few months at Defra than I ever did as secretary of state for Northern Ireland.” ...
News story: PM and Environment Secretary announ... [Published Number10.gov.uk » Latest News - Jul 21 2014]
£400 million of potential new business for the British food industry was announced today by Prime Minister David Cameron and Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, as part of the government’s long-term economic plan to back British businesses. The Prime ...
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