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DEMOCRACY AT WORK …. IN NORTH HEREFORDSHIRE!

This time next week, we'll know what the political make-up of the UK will be for the next five years. This time next week, we'll know whether the Green Party will have 1, 2, 3, 4 or zero MPs in the new Parliament.

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The Long Table

Tom Herbert, baker and entrepreneur, is right: environmentalists seem to be a lot more focussed on ways of growing food locally and sustainably, to contribute to the balanced diets that we need, than they are on how best to make this food available locally – in restaurants, pop-ups, community…

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UK’S NUCLEAR OBSESSIONS KILL OFF ITS NET ZERO STRATEGY

After 14 years of Tory mismanagement, the UK finds itself bereft of an energy strategy. This was finally confirmed in the release last week of the Government’s new Nuclear Roadmap. At one level, it’s just the same old, same old, the latest in a very long line of PR-driven, more or less fantastical…

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Keeping the Spotlight on Palm Oil

It feels, in these COVID times, as if literally everything is shifting from what once seemed like a ‘steady state’ to disintegrating chaos. With so much up in the air, is there anything that looks and feels exactly the same? I’m recently back from another trip to Malaysia and Singapore, with both…

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Memo to Conservation CEOs: The Population Countdown Starts Here!

Today (22nd May) is the International Day for Biological Diversity – which I want to celebrate in the following way. You know those clocks that you see on websites like Population Matters: ‘Since you clicked onto this website, XXX babies have been born – sorry, make that XXX + 1, XXX + 2, and so…

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Paul Polman: Role Model for Today and Tomorrow

There are few positions in society more rarified than that of a FTSE 100 CEO. The financial rewards are staggering, and out of all proportion to the task in hand, however successfully that task may be prosecuted. The power they have is not limitless, but it is so far-reaching as to seduce far too…

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