Feeding future careers

Because of the huge potential for growth caused by population increase, rising demand for western-style diets and the need to reduce the environmental footprint of food production, farming and other related industries such as engineering and science will need to fill thousands more high-skilled posts in coming years. A drive to get more young people working in food and farming has been kicked off by Farming Minister David Heath.

2 January 2013

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Advice to pregnant women during lambing season

Pregnant women should be careful to avoid close contact with animals giving birth, the Government advised today. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department of Health and the Health and Safety Executive have issued annual advice for a number of years that pregnant women who come into close contact with sheep during lambing [...]

31 December 2012

Government gives a £2 million boost to tackling air pollution

Defra have awarded £2 million worth of air quality grants to 36 local authorities across England. The grants, which have been awarded to those authorities who have demonstrated innovative plans to tackle air pollution in our towns and cities, will fund 42 projects all over the country. In particular, funding has been provided to support [...]

31 December 2012