We were encouraged to see that the Financial Times had published some letters from fellow PFLA members raising questions about their article from December 28th entitled “Have we reached peak meat?”. John Meadley’s can be read on this link: Pasture and ruminants will heal the soil David Wilson’s is...Read More: Letters to the FT in response to their article “Have we reached peak meat?” (Dec 28th)
There has been increasing research into the impact of methane from livestock on climate change. The article below from The Land magazine provides a fascinating examination of the current evidence. Click on the link to read it. A_Convenient_Untruth-1 Simon F re methaneRead More: Methane and Climate Change
Patrick Holden from the Sustainable Food Trust was interviewed on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 this morning about the benefits of eating pasture-fed red meat, and you can listen to it here – it starts around 2hr 38 mins.Read More: Patrick Holden on the need to eat more red meat
Join us on Sunday 8th September 2019 from 11am – 5pm for our annual Stream Farm Open day! Come and take a look around the farm, learn about our Share-Farming model, and meet some of our Share-Farmers. As usual there’ll be face-painting, tractor rides, the nature walk, burgers on...Read More: Stream Farm Open Day – September 2019
In this short article, Pasture for Life explore some of the common concerns raised around global warming and the rearing of livestock, such as Methane Emissions and Green House Gasses. Using some of the latest research, Pasture for Life explain how pasture-fed livestock can be a part of the...Read More: Pasture for Life: A solution to global warming
You may have noticed we haven’t mentioned our 2019 open day. For a number of reasons we have decided to move it for this year to the Autumn, so there will be no open day in June. More details will be up on our news page as soon as...Read More: Stream Farm Open Day 2019
Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most used weed killer. Read more from Sustainable Pulse here.Read More: Glyphosate Causes Serious Multi-Generational Health Damage to Rats
True cost accounting in food and agriculture takes into account the external costs of cheap food production – the environmental and social costs paid for by future generations, and the production costs hidden by heavy subsidies and taxes. The below articles by the Sustainable Food Trust argue that we should pay more...Read More: The True Cost of Food
‘The latest paper in CPRE’s Farming Foresight looks at the data on farm numbers and sizes and raises questions about the loss of farms and their diversity. The report argues that farm size diversity is a crucial consideration as we move towards Brexit’, and features a case study on...Read More: Uncertain harvest: does the loss of farms matter?
In August this year, Stream Farm featured as a case study in a report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England, looking at the importance of diversity in farming. You can read the case study here, or access the whole report via the link below. Uncertain Harvest- Does the...Read More: Does the loss of farms matter?