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Is the GM crops war over? What’s next?

GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) crops are a fact of life by now. In our interconnected world (remember the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, which might be finalised soon) I think that people who oppose GM crops may have … Continue reading

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Trade across the Pond and a possible Brexit

We in Britain are European citizens. Some say that the European Union (EU) is great for all. Others say we should leave – do a British Exit (‘Brexit’). If the Conservative Party (the Tories) wins the next General Election, we’re … Continue reading

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Online by drone

Facebook is harnessing satellite, drone and other technology to beam Internet connectivity to people in underdeveloped parts of the world. Facebook drones are just a plan, now, but it might come true. A fleet of drones might rival Google’s blimps … Continue reading

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Proud of the Fish Fight

The European Union changed its policy last year, to stop good fish being discarded dead from boats. Here’s celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall crowing about the Fish Fight. No more discards in European seas! I’m proud of the Fish Fight too. … Continue reading

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Trading across the Pond

A few weeks ago, my fellow blogger Noah Zerbe at Global Food Politics told us that transatlantic free trade was being negotiated. ‘The United States and the European Union [were then] negotiating a new free trade agreement known as the … Continue reading

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Indian Fishermen Oppose The Cruel Practise of Shark Finning

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
The Times of India 2013-05-09: MUMBAI: The Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen (DSGAF) has urged the union ministry of environment and forests…

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Met Office continues to drive forward research on long-range forecasting

Originally posted on Official blog of the Met Office news team:
The BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ Programme have run a story this morning regarding the advice the Met Office gave to our government customers ahead of the exceptionally wet weather of…

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Fishers show how to discard the discards

Earlier today I asked whether the ‘discard’ practice of sea fishing – throwing good fish back dead – is really being discarded. It’s about the sea but this political stuff gets dry. The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee is arguing about … Continue reading

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Are fishing discards now discarded?

Back in July we got excited by news that good fish were no longer to be discarded, dead, from boats. But this is politics and the wrangling continues. Under the European Union (EU) quota system, fishers had to discard any … Continue reading

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Field sports

If you’re interested in the land, you’re going to come across field sports. Some of which are also known as blood sports. Today I’m wondering about points of view among the people who read my blog here. I’ve had an … Continue reading

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