The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has recently announced that it is relaxing the rules on gene editing (GE) for crop production in the UK. This is not the same as genetic modification (GM) which a few years ago got labelled as ‘Frankenstein Food’. GM uses DNA material from other species to make changes to the plants. Gene editing manipulates the coding … Continue reading Gene editing plants.
One of the quietest times of the year on an arable farm is the dismal month of January. I am sat here writing this the day after ‘Blue Monday’ which apparently is the most depressing day of the year, so called because with Christmas behind us and the days short, cold and miserable then it can all seem a bit, well blue I suppose. However, … Continue reading Dull January been and Gone looking forward to spring.
Henley Standard Farming Matters January 2022 Happy New Year. Things can only get better! That might make a catchy tune, oh it’s already been done. Never mind, there must be other ways we can diversify our income because farming is never going to make anyone rich, especially now. Hopefully, most of you had a wonderful spread of British produce at some point to celebrate Christmas. … Continue reading 3 Wishes