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Vaccination Nation

Briefings
Detailed analysis by ORC of the arguments for preventive vaccination of outdoor poultry against H5N1 avian influenza was presented at a House of Commons reception (July 19th 2006). The compelling evidence assembled by the policy team points to preventive vaccination as the only method available that enables UK outdoor poultry to live, thrive and survive if H5N1 does become endemic in wild birds here

Organic food and farming research needs in the UK:A report on a stakeholder participatory consultation process

Briefings
In 2005 Defra commissioned a study to identify and analyse issues and aspirations that organic stakeholders felt should be addressed by publicly funded organic food and farming research in the UK. A series of 12 workshops were undertaken throughout the UK, attended by nearly 300 stakeholders. These workshops used participatory approaches to identify and record the most important issues and aspirations from those attending.

Engineering Coexistence

Briefings
Commentary from Elm Farm Organic Research Centre on the Government’s proposals to allow GM crops to be grown alongside organic and conventional farming in England.

GM debate bubbles below the surface

Bulletin Articles
Mass media coverage of genetically engineered crops has cooled since the big public debates of 2003/2004. But the threat to our food supply and environment from contamination has not. ORC's Dr Bruce Pearce reports from a key EU gathering on GM and GE crops in Vienna...

Avian 'flu briefing - A sense of proportion in a world gone Avian ‘Flu mad

Briefings
Briefing Note on the UK’s avian ‘flu “panic pandemic” of October/November 2005

Stakeholders issues and aspirations to inform future public funded research in organic farming (OF0350)

Research Publications
In 2005 Defra commissioned a study to identify and analyse issues and aspirations that organic stakeholders felt should be addressed by publicly funded organic food and farming research in the UK. A series of 12 workshops were undertaken throughout the UK, attended by nearly 300 stakeholders. These workshops used participatory approaches to identify and record the most important issues and aspirations from those attending.