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Nourish Scotland by Pete Ritchie - 2w ago

It was disappointing if predictable that much of the media coverage for the UKCCC’s net zero report last week focused on lifestyle changes – did this mean going back to the Stone Age, never flying and living in the dark to save the planet? – rather than […]

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The long-awaited consultation on a Good Food Nation Bill was published just before Christmas – you can read it here. It is complex and confusing in places, but the proposals are significant. This Bill will not suddenly change the way we produce or eat food: it is not […]

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Today [25th January], Edinburgh becomes a Veg City, kicking off a city-wide campaign to promote vegetable consumption. The Veg City campaign start coincides with the launch of a new Veg Power advertising campaign, airing for the first time on ITV and STV tonight. Starting today, schools, community […]

The post EDINBURGH LEADS THE WAY IN BID TO GET CHILDREN EATING MORE VEG appeared first on Nourish Scotland.

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What an outstanding achievement!  From 80 people meeting up ten years ago to say ‘there is another way to do farming’ to a 1000 strong conference with 100 workshops and 250 speakers, including not just Michael Gove but this year the legendary Eliot Coleman. Colin Tudge and […]

The post Reflections on the 10th Oxford Real Farming Conference appeared first on Nourish Scotland.

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Last weekend, the yearly climate change talks came to an end in Poland. Amid Brexit headlines, you may have missed the news: the world’s leaders agreed a new ‘rulebook’ for how countries will deliver on the promises made in the Paris Agreement in 2015. While this is […]

The post We can move forward now: time for Scotland to act on climate change appeared first on Nourish Scotland.

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Guest blog by Alice Halls, freelance writer and beekeeper. Why bees are so important for our food system The Scottish government recently launched the Pollinator Strategy for Scotland (2017-2027), outlining measures to make the country a friendlier place for declining bee populations. Bees are essential for pollinating roughly one third of the […]

The post Guest blog: Beekeeping for beginners for a pollinator-friendly Scotland appeared first on Nourish Scotland.

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Embargoed for 00.01 on Monday 8th October Glasgow businesses have made commitments to the Peas Please initiative to help increase vegetable consumption. Children attending parties in GOALS Glasgow South and GOALS Glasgow West football centres will be offered fruit and veg snacks as starter. 5000 students will […]

The post BUSINESSES AND CAMPAIGNERS JOIN FORCES TO GET GLASGOW EATING VEG appeared first on Nourish Scotland.

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Embargoed for 00.01 on Monday 8th October  4 Scottish companies are among 10 major UK caterers making commitments to the Peas Please initiative to increase vegetable consumption Peas Please has delivered 4.8 million additional portions of veg in its first year For every 3 meals eaten out […]

The post SCOTTISH COMPANIES PLEDGE TO GET US EATING MORE VEG appeared first on Nourish Scotland.

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Embargoed for 00.01 on Monday 8th October Businesses and food education programmes have made commitments to the Peas Please initiative to help increase vegetable consumption Children attending parties in GOALS football centres in Glasgow and Aberdeen will be offered healthy fruit and veg snacks as starter. 6000 […]

The post MORE VEG FOR SCOTTISH CHILDREN appeared first on Nourish Scotland.

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The Scottish Government published a Forestry Strategy in September. But it’s not much of a strategy. The document sets the following vision: ‘Scotland will have more forests and woodlands, which will be sustainably managed as a much greater part of the nation’s natural capital, providing a resilient, […]

The post Forestry Strategy: a missed opportunity appeared first on Nourish Scotland.

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