Honest Food at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Once again, it was a lovely day for the Gillingham & Shaftesbury show at the Motcombe Showground. We ran a campaign for labelling for honest food; it does remain a scandal that supermarkets and food producers get away with implying (or sometimes downright lying) that food is locally produced when ...

Giving the Countryside its own seat at the Table

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

While Gordon Brown is looking for a reshuffle to save his bacon, I have a suggestion. DEFRA, the Department for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs seems to me an unwieldy and bizarre agglomeration of functions. Its predecessor MAFF wasn't much better (and apocryphally served as the budget pot for spooks). ...