Category: Food,farming Fishing

Page of 2

Holodomor

Mike Phillips
Mother with her starving children

In the spring of 1933, 17 people died of hunger every minute, more than 1 000 every hour, and almost 24 500 every day.

Brussels Sprouts

John Bennett

Brussels sprouts were cultivated in the 13th century in significant numbers around the area of Brussels whence their name was derived.

French Fishing Boats Kept at Bay

Charlotte Lebon

For the next two weeks, the French authorities will discuss with the EU  representatives of the other 27 countries to see if a diplomatic solution can be found. But, if not, the fishing boss threatens actions will be taken against the British, not blocking the port, but stopping British goods.

The Battle Of the Cull

Annette Beveridge

cattle movement regulations. They are concerned that the Government is undertaking the cull without real evidence that it is working. In 2008, a scientific research paper entitled, Bovine TB: The Scientific Evidence stated, “we conclude that badger culling cannot meaningfully contribute to the future control of cattle TB in Britain.”

THE GOOD LIFE

Rebel Farmer: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

Charlotte Mbali

All over the plot, various plants are flourishing side by side, rather than in segregated beds. This is known as companion planting.
Some of this is unintended. Waving his arm over a patch of rudbeckia and marigolds, Ed explained that he had intended to rotate that patch from flowers to vegetables this year, but the flowers were determined to flourish again in the same place!

Clear as mud or muck: new regulations on muck-spreading

Charlotte Mbali
clear as mud or muck

Farmers say that they are trying to do the right thing by using organic inputs (muck) rather than chemical fertilizers. It used to be a virtuous circle of the surplus from animal farming being used to improve the soil. But now this ban on autumn muck-spreading upsets this.