articles about opinion
‘In Ireland alone, pollinators are valued at €53 million per year to the Irish economy.’ Today marks the inaugural celebration of World Bee Day – Read Pippa’s piece here!
At what stage does Irish ‘grass-fed’ lose its credentials? Are ‘grass-fed’ farming systems always all that they are claimed to be? – Read Stuart’s latest column here,
'If there is a universal panacea for our food systems, it lies within the way we now go about restoring the health and productivity of our soils.' - Check out Stuart's piece here.
'A changed-down-the-line CAP must then be about payments to support the transition. It must be about grant-aiding change and not underpinning a new set of farming and food systems with direct payments.'
‘It is difficult enough to make farming pay and irrelevant debt will not help.There is, however, something wrong when it [credit] is deemed necessary within a farming system based in a developed economy.’
"Livestock marts that have implemented restrictions must introduce pre-sale viewing periods and it is paramount that an efficient post-sale procedure is rolled out to avoid delays & poor return rates."- Catherina Cunnane.
‘The Government and farming organisations should already be working to facilitate such forage partnerships. Many farmers are only thinking about where the next bale is coming from’. -Stuart is back.
‘The demand for all types of organic food is growing’ - Pippa Hackett, Green Party Spokesperson for Agriculture, Food, Forestry, Heritage and Animal Welfare shares her thoughts.
Just what horticultural produce can we grow in Ireland? 'Simply, thinking fruit and nuts just opens a whole new world of ideas.' - Stuart is back!
“It is time for a new strategic approach to farming and food as what we now have has passed its use-by date.” - Check out Stuart’s latest piece here!