Food and Farming

Minister supports calls for extending country of origin labelling

| Communities and Business, Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release

On Tuesday 14 March MPs debated the future of food labelling in a Westminster Hall Debate led by Julian Sturdy MP (Conservative, York Outer). The Countryside Alliance has campaigned for better food labelling for many years, including our ‘Honest, Fair, Simple’ campaign which we launched in 2011, and worked closely with Julian and his office…

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Spring 2017 membership magazine now online

| Communities and Business, Countryside Alliance Awards, Countryside Alliance Wales, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Membership, Membership News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s Spring 2017 magazine is now online. Below is the Editor’s welcome letter outlining the content: Download now 2017 is something of a numbers game. Fresh from celebrating 350 years of the Cottesmore Hunt (p44) we now move on to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust’s silver anniversary (p36) which will  see a series of…

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Countryside Alliance calls for local authorities to get tough on fly- tipping

| Communities and Business, Food and Farming, Latest News

The Countryside Alliance has called for local authorities to make waste disposal easier as the latest Defra figures on fly-tipping figures show a 4% rise in incidents. These figures do not accurately reflect the growing problem of fly-tipping on private land as they are not recorded. Farmers and landowners have to bear the brunt of…

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Countryside Alliance says “countryside should play its role” in Digital Strategy

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Latest News

The Countryside Alliance has called for rural connectivity parity so that the countryside can play its part in the Government’s newly launched Digital Strategy. The Government’s new strategy aims to create an exceptional digital economy “that works for everyone”, and recognises that the UK’s digital sector is world-leading and a major driver of growth and productivity. The…

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Rural Oscars champions for the Midlands

| Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News

The Rural Oscars Champions for the Midlands in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced. Businesses from Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire have taken top honours and will now head to Parliament in March for the British finals and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the…

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Rural Oscars winners in the North of England

| Countryside Alliance Awards, Food and Farming, Latest News

The Rural Oscars Champions for the North of England in the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced. Businesses will now head to Parliament in March for the British finals and a shot at national glory. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through…

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Chris Packham attacks the Countryside Alliance

| Food and Farming, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

In a week in which Chris Packham has once again called into question the viability of his role with the BBC, the Springwatch presenter attacked the Countryside Alliance and the role the organisation plays in defending shooting. In an outburst that typifies the behaviour that makes his position as a BBC presenter untenable, Packham told…

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