In the Media
“The farming lobby has wrecked efforts to defend our soil”. That was the title of a blog posted on The Guardian website by George Monbiot, last Thursday.
The blog was referring to the National Farmers Union’s successful efforts to prevent… Continue reading
I was really pleased to get the opportunity to outline what I’m trying to achieve with Free Range Dairy, on BBC Countryfile last night and even more pleased at the really positive response I’ve had from farmers and consumers since.… Continue reading
As you may already have heard, I am very fortunate to have been selected as one of the three finalists in this year’s BBC Food & Farming Awards. Along with Luke Hasell who runs The Story Group specialising in delivering… Continue reading
Needless to say. I’m absolutely delighted to be in the final three for BBC Food and Farming Awards! Thanks to all who have been in touch. The awards take place in Bristol on May 1st 2014.
Alan Tovey reports in the Telegraph that Tesco is cutting the cost of four pints of milk from £1.39 to £1.00 today. Tesco joins others like Asda, Lidl and Aldi who have sold milk at this sort of price for… Continue reading
On Monday evening I attended a fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference inManchester, organised by the NFU. A panel of four Owen Paterson (Secretary of State for DEFRA), Justin King (CEO of Sainsbury’s), Peter Kendall (NFU President) and… Continue reading
A week a go I held the first Pasture Promise day at Walk Farm, to give producers, processors, researchers, food writers and other supporters the chance to get together and talk about Free Range Dairy.
It was a lovely sunny… Continue reading
I was asked to give my thoughts on organic food and farming on Emma Britton’s programme on BBC Radio Somerset yesterday morning.
I hope I gave a fair and balanced view of organic farming versus ‘conventional’ and my rationale for… Continue reading
Have you heard milk isn’t just good for building strong bones and teeth, it can actually improve a child’s IQ (even before they’re born).
A report in The Telegraph states that women “who consumed lower amounts of iodine, which is… Continue reading
Some football clubs get average attendances of around 10,000 spectators to watch them play each week. Not the biggest crowd for a football match, but can you imagine that number of people coming to your farm to watch your cows… Continue reading
My thanks to Stephen Lowe for giving me such a great opportunity to explain what Free Range dairy is all about on his BBC Radio Lancashire show on Sunday. We are very lucky to have a number of committed members… Continue reading
I have been invited to discuss the objectives of Free Range Dairy with Steven Lowe on BBC Radio Lancashire this Sunday (28th April) at around 12.45pm.
We have had good support for the initiative from Lancashire and I am planning… Continue reading
An article on the Farmers Weekly website highlights how milk producers supplying Marks & Spencer are supplementing cow diets with extruded Linseed to reduce saturated fat levels in milk.
The article states:
“Milk saturated fat levels naturally drop when cows… Continue reading
Last Friday’s issue of the Farmers Guardian carried an article about plans for Free Range Dairy in the coming year. Political Editor, Alistair Driver, interviewed me at the recent event held by the APPG on Agroecology in Westminster.
There… Continue reading
Free Range Dairy in 2013
This post has also been sent as an email to farmers who have expressed an interest in learning more about Free Range Dairy and who provided contact details over the past year.
The… Continue reading
The discovery of equine DNA in beef burgers by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) this week has understandably caused widespread concern amongst shoppers. Reports say that from 27 beef burger products analysed, 37% were found to contain horse… Continue reading
BBC regional news programme, Inside Out (East), re-examined the future of the UK dairy industry. Speaking to the programme, economist Sean Rickard says “Bigger units are the future. They can compete. All smaller units can look forward to is… Continue reading
Andrew Opie (British Retail Consortium)
I’m really pleased that the BBC1 programme Rip Off Food managed to highlight the imbalance of power that still exists in the milk supply chain. You can find a link to episode 2 of this… Continue reading