Category Archives: Thats Farming

THERE ARE MORE THAN 550 DEAD-ZONES ACROSS THE WORLD TODAY

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 7th August 2017 And “the great majority due to agricultural and industrial pollution. Meat consumption is growing fast, encouraged by low prices that do not reflect the true costs… if the … Continue reading

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ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER FOOD SCANDAL

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 4th August 2017 So, this week it is Dutch and Belgian eggs, allegedly contaminated by farmers using veterinary products created by mixing one insecticide with an illegal other. From the Guardian’s … Continue reading

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GHG EMISSIONS – ONE OF MANY REASONS FOR CHANGE

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 1st August 2017 Last week an Irish environment lobbyist had the audacity to ‘call out’ Ireland on the country’s Green House Gas reduction performance. Of course, as Ireland’s economy is so … Continue reading

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BREXIT AND THE EQUIVALENCE OF STANDARDS

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 3rd July 2017 One can hear the first post-election murmurings about British farming policy after Brexit and one can see that it is going to be about appealing to the highly … Continue reading

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IT IS TIME TO RECOGNIZE THE ISSUES FACING FARMING

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 20th June 2017 So, parts of the Irish farming community have now decided to join the climate change debate. Whether you are a believer of a denier, it was, nonetheless, obvious … Continue reading

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WHERE IS BRITISH FARMING GOING AFTER BREXIT?

This post first appeared online at http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 2nd June 2017 Over recent weeks I have been writing policy proposals for post-Brexit Britain. It is all highly relevant to Ireland. Simply, the market links are that strong. If Irish … Continue reading

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DEFENDING THE IRISH COW

This post first appear online on http://www.thatsfarming.com on the 3rd May 2017 Should the Irish cow be sacrificed to reduce Ireland’s GHG emissions? Or is the judgement too hasty? Yes, beef farming incomes are low and its methane emissions are … Continue reading

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