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European Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Red Meat Labelling Attributes

New paper co-authored by ORC's Stefano Orsini is published in Animals. Given the decrease in red meat consumption in the last decade, it is crucial for red meat producers to understand consumer preferences. This international…
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New ORC podcast to celebrate 40 years of organic research

For forty years the ORC has been pushing the boundaries of research and development of practical and sustainable organic farming methods in the UK. Last month we announced a dedicated 40th anniversary page had been…
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Farmers and researchers are teaming up in the first ever farmer-led study into the benefits of agroforestry

Farmers in the UK, for the first time, are getting the chance to co-design research to determine the benefits of integrating more trees on their farms. A farmer-led agroforestry project launching this month will spend…
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Agroforestry in organic horticulture

Are you interested in incorporating trees into your farm design? Agroforestry presents lots of opportunities for the organic grower: to grow new fruit and nut crops to sell; to produce wood and wood chip to…
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UK Farmers Assembly on New GM

The UK Government wants to deregulate genetically modified (GM) crops and animals. Genetic modification (originally known as genetic engineering and now rebranded as ‘gene editing’) is being promoted as an essential tool in the farmer’s…
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Showcasing farmer-led research

Are you interested in alternatives to on-farm plastic, drought resilient pastures, or techniques to boost deeper burrowing earthworms? Innovative Farmers has created a series of interactive pages to showcase some of the latest farmer-led research.…
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Intercropping to boost agroecology in European Agriculture

This event is a joint effort of the ReMIX and DIVERSify projects to boost the adoption of intercropping and delivery of its ecosystem services in Europe. The event is a perfect opportunity to discuss how…
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We call on supermarkets to show leadership on GMOs

A joint letter signed by ORC asks retailers to refuse to stock products made from untested and unregulated genetically engineered plants and animals produced using a new technique called ‘gene editing’. Leaders from food, farming,…
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Why organic – contributing productively to future farming and food policy

New English Organic Forum (EOF) report presents a clear, consolidated and compelling case for organic farming. Produced as an organic industry-wide blueprint, Why organic – contributing productively to future farming and food policy sets out…
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New ration planning tool for poultry and swine - Training

Formulating feed using calculation software in organic is a challenge. This new tool improves the feed database to meet the needs of organic farmers! Within the scope of the OK-Net EcoFeed project, the Ration Planning…
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