Barfoots on the BBC

One of our key suppliers Barfoots of Botley has recently been featured on the popular BBC programme, The One Show.   Food critic Jay Rayner, visited Barfoots to understand all their work on sustainable agriculture, particularly around anaerobic digestion, waste control and energy production.   Barfoots built their anaerobic digestion plant in 2010 which generates […]

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Waitrose Science Day 2014

The Waitrose Science Day will take place at the University of Warwick on Tuesday 18th February 2014. The day will be a fantastic opportunity for delegates to hear updates from suppliers, academics and Waitrose representatives on key projects relating to sustainability and the Waitrose Farm Assessment.   A provisional program for the day is available here.   Registration […]

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Concentrations of warming gases break record

The levels of gases in the atmosphere that drive global warming increased to a record high in 2012.   According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), atmospheric CO2 grew more rapidly last year than its average rise over the past decade.   Concentrations of methane and nitrous oxide also broke previous records. Thanks to carbon […]

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Soil Association publishes market report

The 2013 Organic market report highlights key areas of growth in online retail, independent outlets and a shift towards younger consumers during 2012. Overall, the market has dipped by 1.5% as the UK continues through its most challenging economic downturn for many decades. However, the report predicts a positive future for the UK organic market.

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Aberystwyth University unveils £35m agri-research plan

Aberystwyth University has unveiled ambitious plans to redevelop its agriculture research facilities into a £35m innovation centre. Its Gogerddan campus outside of the town is to become the Aberystwyth Innovation and Diffusion Campus (Aidc). A £14.5m grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) includes £2.5m for research into improving upland farming. The […]

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