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Simply banning hormone-treated beef and chlorine-washed chicken will not be enough to protect UK consumers in the event of a trade deal between the UK and the US. This is the key conclusion of a new report, Maximum Growth: Whatever the Cost, published by the Sustainable Food Trust.
Read the full report here
Positive health is an active process; it has its own pattern of behaviour and can be as infectious as disease.
This article covers many principles that underpin WHAg.
View the article: Making health infectious
A basic hypothesis of Whole Health Agriculture is that if disease is infectious, then health can be too. We assert that the “health of soil, plant, animal and man is one and indivisible”. This raises the question (amongst others), if so, then how is it transmitted or communicated?
View the article: Can plants show us how health is infectious
The second assessment by the ‘Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics’, of the publicly available antibiotics policies of the ten leading British supermarkets.
View the report: Supermarket Antibiotic Policies
Chicken is the most popular meat in the UK and its consumption is growing. A new report by Eating Better shows the true costs of production on this scale.
View the report: We need to talk about chicken
Details the work of 27 farmers, growers and communities putting agroecological principles into action and showing it work economically, socially, and environmentally.
View the report: Agreocology in Action
There is a remarkable opportunity to transform food and land use systems, but as the challenges are growing, we need to act with great urgency.
View the report: https://www.foodandlandusecoalition.org/global-report/
A major survey of farmers’ attitudes to changes in the Government’s agricultural policy shows that English farmers recognise the need for the environment and animal welfare to be prioritised in future Government policy, and acknowledge the key link between a thriving natural world and successful farming. The in-depth research showed 80% of farmers believe the health of the natural environment is important or very important for their farm business.
View the report: Farmers’ survey
Report on farmer interviews as part of the Food Research Collaboration’s ongoing work on the policy disconnect between farming and human health.
‘What is farming for? An apparently simple question, to which a reasonable answer might be, to produce food. What is food for? To keep us alive – and, by implication, in good health. So another answer to the question ‘What is farming for?’ might be, to produce food that keeps us healthy.’
View the report: Voices from the field
Our food system is responsible for a staggering 30% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. A comprehensive new report from The Landworkers Alliance explains how we can reduce the 30% contribution to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from farming and food production and help cool the planet.
View the report: Food, Farming and Climate Crisis
We face multiple issues today including a rapidly warming climate, wildlife collapse and the public health implications of poor diets. A new report by the Soil Association identiﬁes what the UK must do to achieve a so-called ‘Green Brexit’ in food and farming.
View the report: soilassociation.org/green-brexit