Welcome improvements to Scotland’s EU exit laws, but bill must go further for nature

MSPs received more than 17,000 emails calling for a strong, independent Scottish environment watchdog. On 24th and 25th November, MSPs voted to make important improvements to the Scottish government’s EU Continuity Bill, including strengthening the independence of the new watchdog. But as it stands, the watchdog still won’t be able to take action on individual …

Poem for December

The Peace of Wild Things   When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron …

The Long Read – Soya and the Cerrado

Soya and it’s relationship to Brazil’s Cerrado Destruction  A report by Sally Campbell Rachel Carson in 1962 in Silent Spring wrote… “The history of life on earth has become the history of interactions between living things and their surroundings…Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species. man.. acquired sufficient …

Food for Thought

By Leander Jones, originally published by Red Pepper 7th November 2020 Leander Jones looks at the role of community supported agriculture as a 21st-century antidote to the destructive and increasingly fragile corporate agricultural model. The feature image shows members of the Basta community supported agriculture collective working the farm. Image courtesy of Hof Basta. In …