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Red Meat – good or bad? Part 2

Part 2 of BBC2 Horizon documentary – ‘Should I Eat Meat?’ was aired last week and although it was talking about what animals were fed and how they were raised, it was all in relation to ‘carbon footprint’.  The question Michael Mosley was asking was ‘How environmentally friendly are the various options for raising different […]

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Cow

Red Meat – good or bad? Part 1

There was a BBC2 Horizon documentary this evening by Dr Michael Mosley called ‘Should I Eat Meat?’.  One interesting little bit of information mentioned was: An American study showed that eating red meat increased health/mortality issues A European study showed that eating some red meat was healthier than eating none. But no-one looked into WHY […]

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Pears

Pear-fect

We picked the last of our pears today and that is the end of a bumper crop this year!  We’ve been eating them, juicing, making cider, giving them away and this weekend I had Amy & Zoe help me dry them too. Here’s a photo of our last lot of apples and pears and our […]

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Trees

Feeling Green…

With spring on its way we managed to finish planting our 2 new woodland areas and hedging just in time.  We had started last November but the snowy cold weather put that on hold until February! So now we’re feeling very ‘green’ having just put in over 2000 new trees and 1km of hedging…  It’s […]

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Cow

Feed the man meat…

That was the marketing slogan for the Australian meat industry many years ago & we Aussies of a certain age still remember it… Well there was an article in the Sunday Times recently (Eat Meat and Save the Planet, 19 Sep 2010) in which a prominent eco-warrior, Simon Fairlie, proclaims that by eating meat we […]

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Wind

Just Blown Away!

My original idea with this entry had been to expand from the FSA report comment from my last blog into the benefits of organic farming for developing countries and then explaining the philosophy of biodynamic farming. But I got sidetracked by my research, hence the delay in publishing this entry – my apologies for making […]

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