UK Food Security - A Fork in the Road

Ribble

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Would be interested to hear people's memories of the old organisations he mentioned no longer exist - proper Ministry of Ag, Marketing Boards, etc.

Were they useful or did they just get in the way? Need bringing back?
 
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southwest
Wouldn't have needed a milk price thread in the days of the MMB-price was published months in advance with minor variations depending on the "region" you were in- Far West (Devon and Cornwall) Mid West (Somerset Dorset Wilts)

I think there was a summer (April-Sept) price and a winter price. Everyone knew where they were price wise and the MMB was a buffer between the farmer and the Dairy-remember the Plymouth Coop Dairy ringing up about a milk test problem once and father rang the Board-"nothing to do with the Coop", they said "you sell to MMB If they've got a problem they need to speak to us, not to you"

Some processors need to be put in their place like that these days.
 

toquark

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Very sensible analysis, but I'm still at a loss as to how you convey it effectively to government. I'm with him when he says the only solution to this systematic complacency will be a crisis.

There's none so blind as those who will not see.
 

DaveGrohl

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Cumbria
Very sensible analysis, but I'm still at a loss as to how you convey it effectively to government. I'm with him when he says the only solution to this systematic complacency will be a crisis.

There's none so blind as those who will not see.
The modern way with politicians now, ignore every piece of advice they hear until there’s a tsunami of sh1t washing up at their door. Planning in govt is loooong gone. And the likes of Gates, Musk, Bezos etc have way more power than every western govt anyway.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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