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Global Food Security – Using Research to Ensure the Security of the World’s Food (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 28 April 2010 - 3:21pm
A new project had been created by the UK’s main public funders of food-related research and training. The project, Global Food Security, will look at the challenge of providing the world’s growing population with a sustainable, secure supply of good quality food using less land and fewer resources. The project’s sponsors and partners include five Research Councils (work...
Categories: Cornwall News

Langford Food Industry Conference (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 28 April 2010 - 1:01pm
30th June 2010 Two days: 30th June - 1st July   Nutrition and climate change: major issues confronting the meat industry in 2010   This conference aims to present a balanced view on the two main issues confronting the meat industry: what are the implications of meat consumption and production for the health of consumers and the environment? Eminent speakers will examine the ev...
Categories: Cornwall News

Carbon Neutrality and PAS 2060 Conference (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 28 April 2010 - 12:43pm
18th May 2010 18th - 19th May   Learn how to become carbon neutral and to develop carbon neutral products and services.   Key features and benefits:
  • Gain a clear understanding of the steps involved in becoming carbon neutral and how this improves your competitive advantage
  • Hear how to maximize the advantages of reducing your carbon emissions and ...
Categories: Cornwall News

Eco Fair - Thornbury (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 27 April 2010 - 5:24pm
22nd May 2010 There will be stalls selling sustainable goods and services, demonstrations, information stalls and food and drink
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Uplands ELS - Workshop and Presentation (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 5:15pm
3rd June 2010 Natural England event for Uplands landowners and managers Natural England are running a presentation and workshop on how to fill out Uplands Entry Level Scheme (UELS) application forms.   If you would like to attend, you will need to have received your application packs and will need to register. You can register by phone on 0113 230 3753 or by email to farmevents@nat...
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Uplands ELS - Workshop and Presentation (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 5:10pm
1st June 2010 Natural England event for Uplands landowners and managers Natural England are running a presentation and workshop on how to fill out Uplands Entry Level Scheme (UELS) application forms.   If you would like to attend, you will need to have received your application packs and will need to register. You can register by phone on 0113 230 3753 or by email to farmevents@nat...
Categories: Cornwall News

Uplands ELS - Workshop and Presentation (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 5:06pm
28th May 2010 Natural England event for Uplands landowners and managers Natural England are running a presentation and workshop on how to fill out Uplands Entry Level Scheme (UELS) application forms.   If you would like to attend, you will need to have received your application packs and will need to register. You can register by phone on 0113 230 3753 or by email to farmevents@natu...
Categories: Cornwall News

Uplands ELS - Workshop and Presentation (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 5:02pm
27th May 2010 Natural England event for Uplands landowners and managers Natural England are running a presentation and workshop on how to fill out Uplands Entry Level Scheme (UELS) application forms. If you would like to attend, you will need to have received your application packs and will need to register. You can register by phone on 0113 230 3753 or by email to farmevents@naturalengl...
Categories: Cornwall News

Uplands ELS - Workshop and Presentation (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 4:58pm
26th May 2010 Natural England event for Uplands landowners and managers Natural England are running a presentation and workshop on how to fill out Uplands Entry Level Scheme (UELS) application forms.   If you would like to attend, you will need to have received your application packs and will need to register. You can register by phone on 0113 230 3753 or by email to farmevents@natu...
Categories: Cornwall News

Footsteps to Resilience 2010 (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 4:47pm
4th June 2010 4th - 6th June   Transition Cornwall Network, Cornwall Council, Eden Project, Regen SW and The Co-operative Group have organised a 3-day convention to be held at Eden.   The weekend includes a choice of practical workshops covering a range of interesting issues including smaller scale renewable energy projects, local procur...
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Uplands ELS - Workshops and Presentations (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 4:10pm
During May & June, Natural England are running a series of presentations and workshops on how to fill out Uplands Entry Level Scheme (UELS) application forms. If you would like to attend, you will need to have received your application packs and will need to register for your preferred event. You can register by phone on 0113 230 3753 or by email to farmevents@naturalengland.org.uk, quoting...
Categories: Cornwall News

The Cornish Fish Producers Organisation (CFPO) applies for MSC eco-label to boost hake sales (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 3:57pm
The CFPO, set up in 1976 as a non-profit co-operative, today has 210 vessel-owning members and represents the views of Cornish fishermen locally, nationally and internationally.  Showing their continuing commitment to sustainable fisheries they have announced the start of the assessment for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-label for the Cornish gill-net hake fishery. Hake has been...
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Sustainable Access to Countryside Attractions (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 2:28pm
11th June 2010 Tourism is a major contributor to economic prosperity - especially with the boom in people holidaying at home in the UK. This event pulls together the varied strands of sustainable visitor travel - making the links between tourism and transport, emphasising the need for cooperation between departments: Highways and Passenger Transport, Countryside and Economic Developmen...
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A Bit of a Do 2010 - Bee Keeping (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 1:06pm
18th September 2010 An event for Beekeepers. The day will consist of lectures, workshops and demonstrations.   The keynote speaker is Norman Carreck from the University of Sussex. Admission is by ticket only.  These are obtainable from Bernie Doeser 01736 763876 or bernie@doeser.org or consult the West Cornwall Beekeepers' Association website.
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Open Farm Sunday Workshop (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 April 2010 - 1:06pm
LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) has launched an online workshop to help those planning to host events. The workshop provides practical advice on how to hold a successful Open Farm Sunday event. It features farmers offering guidance, suggestions and valuable tips for opening a farm. Includes health & safety advice and activity ideas.  LEAF also offers free support to help farmer...
Categories: Cornwall News

Fal Fish Festival (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 April 2010 - 1:04pm
30th May 2010 30th-31st May 2010 The first 2-day Fal Fish Festival is part of the 10-day Fal River Festival (28th May - 6th June).  Sponsored by Rick Stein and the Greenbank Hotel the fish festival will showcase some of the fantastic seafood that is caught around Cornwall's coast.  There will be cookery demonstrations by local chefs, market stalls and live music.  For m...
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Sweet prospects are in store for East Devon honey farm (Case Study)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 22 April 2010 - 6:52pm
Work has started near Ottery St Mary on the first all-new bee farm to be built anywhere in England and Wales for some 15 years.  According to Daniel Basterfield, who with his father Ken is upgrading a long-standing semi-commercial activity to a fully commercial operation, “It’s also to be the only bee farm I know of with educational, laboratory and teaching apiary facilities on...
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Wild Bird Indicators for The English Regions: 1994-2008 (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 22 April 2010 - 3:15pm
The index of wild bird populations is one of the Government’s key indicators for sustainable development in the United Kingdom. Bird populations are considered a good indicator of the broad state of wildlife and countryside because they occupy a wide range of habitats, they tend to be near or at the top of the food chain, and considerable long-term data on bird populations have been colle...
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Arable farm walk: a comparison of organic and non-organic arable systems and rotations (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 22 April 2010 - 2:07pm
17th June 2010 This free Soil Association technical event aims to bring all farmers together to further their knowledge of organic and non-organic arable systems and rotations.  Arrive at 5.45pm for 6pm start (ends 8pm). Booking essential.
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The psychology of climate change

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 7:16pm

...Harvard University's Daniel Gilbert has provided a sharply amusing account of how global warming challenges our evolutionary psychology - if it doesn't make us duck or twitch or even feel repulsed, can it really be so bad?

Behavioural scientists also told him that "Simply laying out the facts won't work … The barrage of negative, even terrifying, information can trigger denial or paralysis or, at the very least, procrastination." Sounds like a bad rap for his Academy Award winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, which helped raise global awareness of the issue.

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