OXFORD FARMING CONFERENCE(S) 2020
The annual Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) and Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) took place last week.
Both conferences focused on the issues of sustainability, the climate crisis, and maintaining high farming and food standards.
Speakers at the OFC included Secretary of State for DEFRA, The Rt. Hon Theresa Villiers MP, who committed to the conference that Brexit would not result in any dilution of the current high standards in environmental protection, food safety, and animal welfare; as well as Henry Dimbleby, who spoke on the challenges facing the UK's food systems, and outlined the next steps of the new National Food Strategy.
Speakers at ORFC included representatives from Sustain, The Soil Association, Food Foundation, the Green Party, Extinction Rebellion, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and many others.
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The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report evaluating progress made on childhood obesity
Over the last two weeks of the summer holidays, we're proud to have been able to provide stimulating food and outdoor activities for children at Willow Tree primary school.
New research from Children's Food Campaign and Food Active has revealed 9 in 10 parents would support the Government reviewing and expanding eligibility for free school meals to all children living in very low-income and food insecure families.