Goshen College puts the spotlight on sustainable agriculture – The Elkhart Truth

Goshen College puts the spotlight on sustainable agriculture
The Elkhart Truth
“There is a lot of interest and activity in small-scale farming in the Goshen area and larger community,” said Jon Zirkle, interim director of agroecology and farm manager at the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. “There's a lot of joy that our

MU Extension to hold mushroom workshop in Kirksville, Macon – Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News

MU Extension to hold mushroom workshop in Kirksville, Macon
Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News
The University of Missouri Extension in Adair County will be hosting two mushroom cultivation workshops in northeast Missouri this weekend. The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at the Missouri Department of Conservation Office in …

In Conversation with #WomeninAg: Anita Adalja – USDA.gov (press release) (blog)


USDA.gov (press release) (blog)

In Conversation with #WomeninAg: Anita Adalja
USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
My commitment to food access, food justice and community building was solidified through this experience. From there, I threw myself into farming by attending an apprenticeship program at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems in Santa …

FEEDING THE PEOPLE: GLOBAL AGRI-FOOD SYSTEM NEEDS FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE – Diplomatic Intelligence

FEEDING THE PEOPLE: GLOBAL AGRI-FOOD SYSTEM NEEDS FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE
Diplomatic Intelligence
The organic movement has joined together to contribute to the theme of this year's EXPO in Milan – feeding the planet – and IFOAM EU has published a report, Feeding the People: Agroecology for Nourishing the World and Transforming the Agri-Food …

I Visited Cuba’s Farms and It Made Me Rethink Obama’s Rapprochement – AlterNet


AlterNet

I Visited Cuba's Farms and It Made Me Rethink Obama's Rapprochement
AlterNet
Some government agencies favor the use of genetically modified organisms, with their introduction albeit on an experimental basis, while the agroecology movement vehemently opposes them. The revolution itself is not up for debate. It is, moreover …

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Cal Poly to host presentation on restoration agriculture – The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Cal Poly to host presentation on restoration agriculture
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Cal Poly's Center for Sustainability will host a Nov. 2 presentation on restoration agriculture that will focus on topics such as agroforestry and water management for resilience in times of flood and drought. Mark Shepard, owner of New Forest Farm in …

Agroecology leading the fight against India’s Green Revolution – The Ecologist


The Ecologist

Agroecology leading the fight against India's Green Revolution
The Ecologist
For the women farmers of Tamil Nadu life has long been a struggle, Sheelu Francis told Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau, all the more so following the advent of 'Green Revolution' industrial agriculture. So now women's collectives are organising to restore

Colony Earth – An Interview with the Founder of Bitcoin Permaculture – Bitcoin Magazine

Colony Earth – An Interview with the Founder of Bitcoin Permaculture
Bitcoin Magazine
Colony Earth is an Eco Development company that runs on permaculture, renewable resources, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. With a mission to create a development that is a living example of healthy balanced living and education, in an environment …

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Free workshop on sustainable agriculture offered at Goshen College Saturday – Goshen News


Goshen News

Free workshop on sustainable agriculture offered at Goshen College Saturday
Goshen News
Participants will hear from Jon Zirkle, interim director of the Agroecology Summer Intensive, a nine-week course of study available for academic credit or certificate. Students in this program study environmentally healthy ways to grow food within the

Union Township Environmental Commission hosts free speaker event on Oct. 13 – NJ.com


NJ.com

Union Township Environmental Commission hosts free speaker event on Oct. 13
NJ.com
Heckman has more than 25 years of extensive experience in Soil Science and teaches courses in Soil Fertility, Organic Crop Production, Agroecology and a seminar on Traditional Organic Food and Farming Systems. As Soil Fertility Specialist for Rutgers …

Founders Celebration Fiat Fifty: Spectacular night highlights proud past, bold … – UC Santa Cruz


UC Santa Cruz

Founders Celebration Fiat Fifty: Spectacular night highlights proud past, bold
UC Santa Cruz
So did the evening's keynote speaker and Foundation Medal honoree Alice Waters, the celebrated chef and food activist who spoke of her kindred spirit with UC Santa Cruz, and in particular its pioneering Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food …

Agroecology Rebuilds Rural Livelihoods of Women in Post-Earthquake Nepal – Mother Earth News


Mother Earth News

Agroecology Rebuilds Rural Livelihoods of Women in Post-Earthquake Nepal
Mother Earth News
The recent earthquakes in Nepal devastated the lives of millions of small farmers and other rural people. They killed at least 8,800 people, completely destroyed some 594,000 houses and severely damaged another 280,000. In all, more than 2.3 million …

Embrapa – Tecnologia: Embrapa representa Brasil na discussão de biocombustíveis no World Agroforestry Centre … – Portal Bragança Notícias

Embrapa – Tecnologia: Embrapa representa Brasil na discussão de biocombustíveis no World Agroforestry Centre
Portal Bragança Notícias
O Comitê Diretivo do Programa para Desenvolvimento de Cultivos Alternativos para Biocombustíveis do World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) reunião em Nairóbi, capital do Quênia, nos dias 28 e 29 de setembro para debater o andamento das ações em …

Agroecology in the Andes: Mountain microorganisms (VIDEO) – Peru this Week


Peru this Week

Agroecology in the Andes: Mountain microorganisms (VIDEO)
Peru this Week
The project Healthy and Sovereign Land has produced a series of educational videos of agroecological practices, all filmed in the Andean region of northern Peru. Why would this be of interest to our readers, many of whom live in cities? Well, that food

US University Selects Costa Rica as Sociology Course Focus – The Costa Rica Star


The Costa Rica Star

US University Selects Costa Rica as Sociology Course Focus
The Costa Rica Star
Hosted by the Center for Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education (CATIE), in Costa Rica, the weeklong study trip includes lectures on topics such as agroecology, sustainable agricultural systems, sustainable tourism and biodiversity. Site

Climate Change Success Key to Achieving SDGs – AllAfrica.com


The Nation

Climate Change Success Key to Achieving SDGs
AllAfrica.com
This will be harmful for research in agro-ecology, which depends on public sector finance, he said. Agro-ecology embodies techniques in farming that are natural and sustainable, making it essential to protecting soil fertility and boosting food
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Building, defending and strengthening agroecology – News from AgriCultures Network

Building, defending and strengthening agroecology
News from AgriCultures Network
September 2015: A new publication and video explore the meaning and politics of agroecology from social movement perspectives. They are produced by the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience of Coventry University and ILEIA, the Centre for …

Permaculture being taught to Timorese coffee farmers and in national education … – ABC Local


ABC Local

Permaculture being taught to Timorese coffee farmers and in national education
ABC Local
The coffee country of Timor Leste is a world away from the birthplace of permaculture in northern Tasmania but it's taking off there in a big way. The Timor-based NGO Permatil is working with the Timorese Government to train coffee bean farmers in …

Agroforestry events planned at Wurdack Research Center – Leader Journal

Agroforestry events planned at Wurdack Research Center
Leader Journal
The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry will host two upcoming events at the Wurdack Research Center in Cook Station. “Introduction to Silvopasture” will run from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. “Mushroom Cultivation: You Can Do It” will be

Climate change success key to achieving SDGs – The Herald


IBNLive

Climate change success key to achieving SDGs
The Herald
This will be harmful for research in agro-ecology, which depends on public sector finance, he said. Agro-ecology embodies techniques in farming that are natural and sustainable, making it essential to protecting soil fertility and boosting food
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Ask the Mayor: Where Can I Get A Monkeypod Like the Ones Along Airport Road? – Maui Now


Maui Now

Ask the Mayor: Where Can I Get A Monkeypod Like the Ones Along Airport Road?
Maui Now
You can also visit the online listing of Hawai'i Forestry and Agroforestry trees maintained by the University of Hawai'i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at www2.ctahr.hawaii.edu/forestry/trees/. This page lists trees by

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Farmers Called To Embrace Agroforestry, Sustainable Food Production – The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)


The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)

Farmers Called To Embrace Agroforestry, Sustainable Food Production
The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
PROFESSOR of Agronomy at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUA) Umuahia, Abia State, Dr. Dominic Aja Okpara has posited that farmers of old, who used traditional methods of farming that entailed organic resources, produced enough food …

Guest column: Y Cross Ranch sale best way it could benefit students – Laramie Boomerang (press release) (subscription)

Guest column: Y Cross Ranch sale best way it could benefit students
Laramie Boomerang (press release) (subscription)
Critics said that University of Wyoming faculty were not informed of the Y-Cross Ranch for possible teaching and research. Not so. Nearly two decades ago, in 1997, I was one of a couple of dozen UW faculty bussed to Y-Cross to inspect the ranch

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New publication and video: Building, defending and strengthening agroecology – News from AgriCultures Network

New publication and video: Building, defending and strengthening agroecology
News from AgriCultures Network
September 2015: A new publication and video explore the meaning and politics of agroecology from social movement perspectives. They are produced by the Centre for Water, Agroecology and Resilience of Coventry University and ILEIA, the Centre for …

New publication: Building, defending and strengthening agroecology – News from AgriCultures Network

New publication: Building, defending and strengthening agroecology
News from AgriCultures Network
September 2015: A new publication and video explore the meaning and politics of agroecology from social movement perspectives. They are produced by the Centre for Water, Agroecology and Resilience of Coventry University and ILEIA, the Centre for …

Home Community Guardian Project honors veterans in SB County with living … – The Inland Empire Community


The Inland Empire Community

Home Community Guardian Project honors veterans in SB County with living
The Inland Empire Community
Dr. Mary Petit founded IECG in 2009 as a grassroots agroforestry 501(c) 3 volunteer-run non-profit organization serving San Bernardino County. The first Veterans Living Memorial Tree Garden was installed at the Veterans Success Center at Cal State San …

Etelson: There are many ways to adapt to drought – East Oregonian (subscription)

Etelson: There are many ways to adapt to drought
East Oregonian (subscription)
Brush recharged his well using agro-ecology techniques that are appropriate in dry areas the world over. His innovations caught the attention of the U.S. Agency for International Development, which now contracts with Brush to teach people how they can …

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Etelson: There are many ways for farmers to adapt to drought – East Oregonian (subscription)

Etelson: There are many ways for farmers to adapt to drought
East Oregonian (subscription)
Brush recharged his well using agro-ecology techniques that are appropriate in dry areas the world over. His innovations caught the attention of the U.S. Agency for International Development, which now contracts with Brush to teach people how they can …

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Paterson joins forces with environmentalists to argue case for technology in … – FG Insight


FG Insight

Paterson joins forces with environmentalists to argue case for technology in
FG Insight
A direct retort to those who claim organic farming and agro-ecology are the route to a healthy global environment, eco-modernism advocates the use of GM technology, synthetic fertilisers and pesticides and increased mechanism in farming as the to

BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with researcher – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with researcher
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
… resource base. This research was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CIFOR's research on forests, climate change and sustainability forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

MORE THAN 30 AGROFORESTRY PERMITS REVOKED – Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation


Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation

MORE THAN 30 AGROFORESTRY PERMITS REVOKED
Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation
The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government has revoked more than 30 Agro-forestry permits of companies operating in the Solomon Islands. The government made the decision as part of its reforms to ensure stricter logging practices in the …

ZERO DEFORESTATION SPECIAL: One wicked problem, three major challenges – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

ZERO DEFORESTATION SPECIAL: One wicked problem, three major challenges
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Its expansion occurs mainly at the cost of agroforestry and rubber plantations, highly logged secondary forests, and selectively logged primary forests. The Indonesian government allocates lands slated for forest conversion through concessions to palm

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Per fare reddito nell’oliveto può essere utile tornare alla consociazione. Il futuro è l’agroforestry – Teatro Naturale

Per fare reddito nell'oliveto può essere utile tornare alla consociazione. Il futuro è l'agroforestry
Teatro Naturale
Che cos'è l'agroforestazione o agroforestry? E' la pratica agricola che prevede l'integrazione, sullo stesso terreno, di colture arboree (dal bosco agli alberi fuori foresta, ai frutteti/oliveti), con colture erbacee e/o con animali. Dunque, anche un

Education, poverty eradication draw most firms’ CSR funds – Livemint


Livemint

Education, poverty eradication draw most firms' CSR funds
Livemint
Activities included ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water. Tree plantation was a

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Forced to rely on agroecology, as sanctions ease will Cuba embrace … – Genetic Literacy Project

Forced to rely on agroecology, as sanctions ease will Cuba embrace
Genetic Literacy Project
Choosing agro-ecology was a practical decision. Cuba is ready for an industrial-agricultural relapse if the occasion arises. At odds aren't just two different farming systems, but two different social approaches. Climate change has already reduced

Lafarge Africa partners on Ogun State Forest Landscape Restoration Project – World Cement


World Cement

Lafarge Africa partners on Ogun State Forest Landscape Restoration Project
World Cement
The scheme will combine business development objectives with land restoration by applying the latest findings of agro-ecology and agroforestry. In the first stage, part of the area will be rehabilitated through mixed reforestation, which will provide
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Union Township to host program on fall lawn care, Oct. 13 – NJ.com

Union Township to host program on fall lawn care, Oct. 13
NJ.com
Heckman has more than 25 years of extensive experience in Soil Science and teaches courses in Soil Fertility, Organic Crop Production, Agroecology and a seminar on Traditional Organic Food and Farming Systems. As Soil Fertility Specialist for Rutgers …

How Low-Tech Farming Innovation Can Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient – Gizmodo Australia


Gizmodo Australia

How Low-Tech Farming Innovation Can Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient
Gizmodo Australia
Others call for “agroecological” methods — farming practices that mimic nature by adding organic material to soil, planting trees on cropped fields and using natural enemies to attack insect pests. Largely underfunded, this is nonetheless a growing

Annual Farm to Fork event honors past and future farmers – University of California


University of California

Annual Farm to Fork event honors past and future farmers
University of California
Matthew Raiford, "CheFarmer," alum and powerhouse, was honored Saturday, Sept. 12, at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems' annual Farm to Fork dinner, a benefit he founded as an apprentice in 2011 to support future …

NSIA and Lafarge Africa to support Ogun State forest landscape restoration project – Global Cement

NSIA and Lafarge Africa to support Ogun State forest landscape restoration project
Global Cement
The scheme's uniqueness rests in the way it combines land restoration with business development objectives by applying the latest findings of agro-ecology and agroforestry. The first part of the area will be rehabilitated through mixed reforestation to

How Low-Tech Farming Innovation Can Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient – Gizmodo


Gizmodo

How Low-Tech Farming Innovation Can Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient
Gizmodo
Others call for “agroecological” methods – farming practices that mimic nature by adding organic material to soil, planting trees on cropped fields and using natural enemies to attack insect pests. Largely underfunded, this is nonetheless a growing

BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with Cara Rockwell – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with Cara Rockwell
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
… resource base. This research was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CIFOR's research on forests, climate change and sustainability forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

Selectively logged Amazon forests play important role in climate – EurekAlert (press release)


EurekAlert (press release)

Selectively logged Amazon forests play important role in climate
EurekAlert (press release)
This study was carried out in the framework of the Tropical managed Forests Observatory, supported by the Sentinel Landscape program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research – Forest Tree and the Agroforestry Research Program.

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Delmarva Coalition to focus on helping reduce runoff from farms – The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Delmarva Coalition to focus on helping reduce runoff from farms
The Chesapeake Bay Journal
At present, various universities on the Shore, including the University of Maryland Center for Agro-Ecology and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, are engaged in research projects on phosphorus, poultry manure emissions and ways to reduce runoff.

Youth and women farmers in Brazil impress the AgriCultures Network – News from AgriCultures Network

Youth and women farmers in Brazil impress the AgriCultures Network
News from AgriCultures Network
The Polo is a network of 14 rural workers' unions in the state of Paraíba, which operates with the assistance of AS-PTA, a member of the AgriCultures Network that has been working on agroecology in the region since 1993. The visitors spent one day with …

21.09.2015 Helder verdienmodel kan agroforestry doen doorbreken – Vilt


Vilt

21.09.2015 Helder verdienmodel kan agroforestry doen doorbreken
Vilt
Het gezegde 'boompje groot, plantertje dood' indachtig werpen we in de jongste geVILT een kritische blik op het verdienmodel achter agroforestry. Door op eenzelfde perceel een landbouwgewas te combineren met een aanplanting van bomen kan je in …

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HomeNieuwsHelder verdienmodel kan agroforestry doen doorbreken – Vilt


Vilt

HomeNieuwsHelder verdienmodel kan agroforestry doen doorbreken
Vilt
Het gezegde 'boompje groot, plantertje dood' indachtig werpen we in de jongste geVILT een kritische blik op het verdienmodel achter agroforestry. Door op eenzelfde perceel een landbouwgewas te combineren met een aanplanting van bomen kan je in …

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Verdienmodel achter boslandbouw oogt fragiel maar niet surrealistisch – Vilt

Verdienmodel achter boslandbouw oogt fragiel maar niet surrealistisch
Vilt
Landbouwers die er oor naar hebben dat één plus één meer is dan twee wanneer je aan 'boslandbouw' doet, kunnen zich dankzij het vijfjarige IWT-onderzoeksproject 'Agroforestry in Vlaanderen' grondig informeren alvorens zelf bomenrijen aan te planten in …

How low-tech farming innovations can make African farmers climate-resilient – The Conversation US


The Conversation US

How low-tech farming innovations can make African farmers climate-resilient
The Conversation US
Others call for “agroecological” methods – farming practices that mimic nature by adding organic material to soil, planting trees on cropped fields and using natural enemies to attack insect pests. Largely underfunded, this is nonetheless a growing

This Urban Mushroom Farm Wants to Start a Biological Revolution – Munchies_ Food by VICE


Munchies_ Food by VICE

This Urban Mushroom Farm Wants to Start a Biological Revolution
Munchies_ Food by VICE
An expert in aquaponics, hydroponics, fungi, and agroforestry, Walsh has just launched Manchester's first inner city mushroom farm. “I spent time in Ethiopia developing the Agroforestry Research Trust, looking at complexities in forest systems,” Walsh …

Neil Young Takes Permaculture on New West Coast Tour – Permaculture Magazine


Permaculture Magazine

Neil Young Takes Permaculture on New West Coast Tour
Permaculture Magazine
Legendary singer, songwriter and activist Neil Young (www.neilyoung.com) has once again invited Permaculture magazine on tour in the USA. Neil's Rebel Content Tour in support of his recent The Monsanto Years album takes place at mostly indoor venues, …

NSIA, Lafarge Africa Partner to Support Ogun State Forest Landscape … – AllAfrica.com

NSIA, Lafarge Africa Partner to Support Ogun State Forest Landscape
AllAfrica.com
The scheme's uniqueness rests in the way it combines land restoration with business development objectives by applying the latest findings of agro-ecology and agroforestry. The government explained that the first part of the area will be rehabilitated

Natural farming: Hamilton’s ABC Acres utilizes Permaculture techniques – Ravalli Republic


Ravalli Republic

Natural farming: Hamilton's ABC Acres utilizes Permaculture techniques
Ravalli Republic
On the ABC Acres website, the couple defines Permaculture “as a design science that implements agricultural practices in a way that mirror natural ecosystems resulting in abundant yields with minimal amounts of care, inputs and management.” Both men

Agroforestry in spotlight ahead of Jokowi’s trip to New York – Mongabay.com


Mongabay.com

Agroforestry in spotlight ahead of Jokowi's trip to New York
Mongabay.com
Ahead of Indonesian President Joko Widodo's arrival with world leaders in New York to sign the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an international group of researchers gathered outside Jakarta this week to promote the tenets of agroforestry in an …

Agroforestry in spotlight ahead of Jokowi’s trip to New York – Mongabay.com


Mongabay.com

Agroforestry in spotlight ahead of Jokowi's trip to New York
Mongabay.com
The World Agroforestry Center, still known by its former acronym ICRAF, hosted its Sustainable Development Goals Day as part of its annual Science Week, held for the first time in Indonesia. The idea was to discuss agroforestry in the context of the

Barilla Center Cultivates Next Generation of Food Leaders – Food Tank (blog)


Food Tank (blog)

Barilla Center Cultivates Next Generation of Food Leaders
Food Tank (blog)
This year's finalists include Oluwafemi Ajayi, who is using traditional snack foods to fight protein-energy malnutrition in Nigeria, and Achmad Solikhin, who is implementing sustainable agroforestry in Indonesia. The final evaluation of projects will

New Toolkit Works To Improve Resilience of Latin American Farmers – Food Tank (blog)


Food Tank (blog)

New Toolkit Works To Improve Resilience of Latin American Farmers
Food Tank (blog)
The publication was a joint effort of SOCLA (Sociedad Científico Latinoamericana de Agroecología) and RedAgres, a scientific network of agroecologists working in the countries of the SOCLA network to promote knowledge exchange within the areas of …

Organic Growers School Launches WNC Farmer Training Course – Mountain Xpress (blog)

Organic Growers School Launches WNC Farmer Training Course
Mountain Xpress (blog)
Through the principles of AgroEcology and Holistic Farm Management participants will learn to view a farm as an interconnected system and discover how goals influence farming practices. Organic Growers School recently conducted a survey of WNC …

Kerry McCarthy – my veganism will not affect Labour food and farming policy – FG Insight


FG Insight

Kerry McCarthy – my veganism will not affect Labour food and farming policy
FG Insight
Ms McCarthy, who chaired a Parliamentary group on agroecology until her appointment has been one of Parliament's most vocal critics of mainstream farming. The 50-year-old Bristol MP, a vegan of 20 years, has campaigned to encourage the public to eat …
Corbyn's new Shadow Environment Secretary Kerry McCarthy pledges her Bristol Post



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