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March 7 2011

The Standing Advisory Committee on Nutrition has published its report on Iron and Nutrition. The purpose of the report was to “to review the dietary intakes of iron in its various forms and the impact of different dietary patterns on the nutritional...

March 7 2011

Published by Angela Druckman et al of Surrey University (Druckman A, Bradley P, Papathanasopoulou E, Jackson T. Ecological Economics (2007)) shows that that the accounting convention chosen for reporting carbon emissions radically...

March 2 2011
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Small is Successful! Creating sustainable livelihoods on ten acres or less
 
Small is Successful! is the outcome of 12 months research commissioned by the Ecological Land Co-operative (ELC). This research addressed the lack of information...

July 14 2010
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This report, "Strategies for reducing the climate impacts of red meat/dairy consumption in the UK", reflects the findings of an investigation into possible strategies for reducing red meat and dairy consumption in the UK in order to cut greenhouse gas...

July 3 2010
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Charcoal and biochar addition to tropical soils has been shown to improve crop yields, sometimes dramatically. In more fertile soils, or in soils that receive high levels of external inputs, and are not liable to water-stress, the corresponding...

July 3 2010
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The Committee on Climate Change has published its second progress report to Parliament. It says that a step change in the pace of underlying emissions reductions is still required if the UK is to meet its legislated carbon budgets - which require at...

May 8 2010
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A Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) Programme research project has produced a Policy and Practice Note on its Sustainable Uplands project. This project has worked with the people who live, work and have an interest in the uplands to find out what the...

May 8 2010
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The paper, "UK consumers' priorities for sustainable food purchases", was presented by FCRN mailing list member, Angie Clonan, at the 84th Annual Agricultural Economics Society conference (29-31 March 2010) in Edinburgh.

April 29 2010

A new discussion paper on land use options for sustainable farming has been written by Chris Smaje.

April 15 2010

This press release from the RSPCA suggests that people can be persuaded to think about more than price.