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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.

April 1 2010
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The Waste Resources Action Programme has published a new study looking at waste arisings in the supply of food and drink to households in the UK. The study looks at waste arisings at the manufacturing, distribution and retailing stages.

March 19 2010

Millward D J and Garnett T (2010). "Plenary Lecture 3: Food and the planet: nutritional dilemmas of greenhouse gas emission reductions through reduced intakes of meat and dairy foods." Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2010), 69, 103...

March 19 2010

The Chief Medical Officer, Liam Donaldson, has published his annual report 2009. The report draws attention to major health challenges requiring immediate action and details progress made in key areas identified in previous annual reports.

March 19 2010
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The Council of Food Policy Advisors has published its second report setting out the long term issues that government has to address if it is going to deliver a successful and sustainable food strategy. It makes the following key points: