Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2011«

food shortages and world hunger: look at livestock

May 31, 2011

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Today (31st May), a headline item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Food prices to double by 2030, Oxfam warns’. ‘… Charity says era of permanent food crisis will hit poorest people hardest and spark social unrest. The average price of staple foods will more than double in the next 20 years, leading to an unprecedented […]

‘Wildlife “crash” in the Mara region of Kenya, Africa’: look at livestock

May 31, 2011

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Today (31st May), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Wildlife “crash” in the Mara region of Kenya, Africa’. ‘… Populations of wildlife species in the world-renowned Masai Mara reserve in Kenya have crashed in the past three decades, according to research published in the Journal of Zoology. Numbers of impala, warthog, […]

‘Report calls for rethink of farming and fishing’

May 31, 2011

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Today (31st May), an article was published in The Independent titled ‘Report calls for rethink of farming and fishing’. ‘… A far-reaching assessment of Britain’s natural landscape will recommend revolutionary changes to the way the countryside is managed, including the idea that loss-making farmers should be paid to look after recreational woodlands for holidaymakers to […]

VegFest UK 2011: 27th-29th May

May 31, 2011

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VegFest UK 2011 – ‘Europe’s biggest veggie event’ – took place on the 27th-29th May in Bristol, in the Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square. The performers included Ms Dynamite, Aswad, Goldie Lookin’ Chain, and The Selecter, on three stages. The Fest included 100 stalls, all-veggie food, talks, films, cookery demo.s, and a detox area. ‘… Thousands […]

‘Australia suspends cattle export to Indonesian abattoirs’

May 31, 2011

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Yesterday (30th May), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Australia suspends cattle export to Indonesian abattoirs’. ‘… Government to review live exports after graphic footage of Australian cattle slaughtered inhumanely shown on TV. The Australian government has suspended live cattle exports to 11 Indonesian abattoirs and announced a review of the A$320m (£270m) trade […]

English asparagus is in season now: 23rd April-21st June

May 31, 2011

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Yesterday (30th May), the culminating event was held at the British asparagus festival – Asparagus Festival Day. The English asparagus season runs from St George’s Day to Midsummer’s Eve (23rd April-21st June). Fresh, in-season English asparagus is delicious and it is also high in vitamins and minerals. There are different forms of asparagus. Asparagus can […]

‘Pressure grows for circus ban on wild animals’

May 30, 2011

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Today (30th May), an article was published in The Independent titled ‘Pressure grows for circus ban on wild animals’. ‘… MPs from all sides are to demand that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, drop his opposition to a ban on wild animals in circuses in what promises to be a highly charged debate in Parliament […]

‘Birds are thriving in the warm spring and public affection’

May 30, 2011

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Today (30th May), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Birds are thriving in the warm spring and public affection’. ‘… Osprey chicks have hatched in west Wales and peregrine falcons are hunting over Bath. Bitterns in Somerset are nesting while great bustards on Salisbury Plain appear to be thriving. All in all, it might […]

‘Germany pledges nuclear shutdown by 2022’

May 30, 2011

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Today (30th May), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Germany pledges nuclear shutdown by 2022’. ‘… Germany’s ruling coalition says that it has agreed to shut down of all of its nuclear power plants by 2022. Germany will shut all its nuclear reactors by 2022, parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government agreed on […]

‘Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink’: look at livestock

May 30, 2011

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Today (30th May), an article was published in The Guardian titled ‘Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink’. ‘… Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished […]

‘Ocean acidification is latest manifestation of global warming’

May 30, 2011

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Yesterday (29th May), an article was published in The Observer titled ‘Ocean acidification is latest manifestation of global warming’. ‘… Carbon dioxide pollution adds to threat to world’s oceans and marine species Vulcano’s afflictions are being repeated today on a global scale, in every ocean on the planet – not from volcanic sources but from […]

‘Moneyspinner trees herald silence of the Welsh lambs’

May 29, 2011

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Today (29th May), an article was published in The Sunday Times titled ‘Moneyspinner trees herald silence of the Welsh lambs’. ‘… A government-backed report says Welsh farmers should switch from rearing low-value sheep to growing woodland … Wales should switch a fifth of its farmland to forestry because its agriculture is so unprofitable, according to […]

join the online Vegan People Project

May 28, 2011

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Today (28th May), theveganvoice.org Tweeted a message, inviting all vegans to join its Vegan People Project, an online list of vegans. See the list at www.theveganvoice.org/people.html, and join it via http://theveganvoice.org/

planning application for rabbit farms withdrawn

May 27, 2011

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On the 27th May, an item was posted on farmersguardian.com titled ‘Rabbit farm plans pulled by owner’. ‘… PLANS to build two intensive rabbit farms in Nottinghamshire have been shelved by the owner. As FG reported earlier this month, farmer Philip Kerry, who owns T&S Nurseries in Grantham, submitted plans to build six barns across […]

‘Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg only eats meat he kills himself’

May 27, 2011

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Today (27th May), an item was posted in the GreenLiving blog on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg only eats meat he kills himself’. ‘… Facebook’s founder and CEO sets himself a challenge to “basically become a vegetarian” by slaughtering his own meat. Earlier this month, he surprised his 847 friends on his private Facebook […]

‘Talks over mackerel quota dispute’

May 27, 2011

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Today (27th May), a news item was posted on thefishsite.com titled ‘Talks over mackerel quota dispute’. ‘… SCOTLAND – Scottish pelagic fishermen are meeting with the Scottish Fisheries Minister, Richard Lochhead, today in Aberdeen. The aim of the talk is to focus on developing a strategy to resolve the ongoing dispute with Iceland and the […]

‘Govt agency joins opposition to pig farm’

May 27, 2011

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Today (27th May), a news item was posted on thepigsite.com titled ‘Govt agency joins opposition to pig farm’. ‘… STAFFORDSHIRE, UK – The government’s Environment Agency is reported to be opposing a new pig farm that will also generate electricity for the National Grid. Objections have been raised by the Environment Agency over controversial plans […]

‘Gamekeeper with huge cache of bird poison fined £3,300’

May 27, 2011

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Today (27th May), an item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Gamekeeper with huge cache of bird poison fined £3,300’. ‘… A gamekeeper at an exclusive Highland resort has admitted storing the largest amount seized to date of a banned pesticide widely used to kill birds of prey. Dean Barr, the sporting manager at Skibo estate […]

‘MPs praise “Independent” campaign on circus animals’

May 27, 2011

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Today (27th May), an article was published in The Independent titled ‘MPs praise “Independent” campaign on circus animals’. ‘… Pressure is mounting on the Government to ban the use of wild animals in circuses. Eleven MPs have signed a Commons motion praising The Independent’s campaign and petition against the practice, which has attracted more than […]

‘Power to the people: Dale Vince, green energy pioneer’

May 27, 2011

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Today (27th May), an article was published in The Telegraph titled ‘Power to the people: Dale Vince, green energy pioneer’. This is a profile of Dale Vince, the green British millionaire entrepreneur and famous vegan. ‘… Vince, 50, has good reason to be so confident. Despite dropping out of school at 15 and spending a […]