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The birds, the bees and feeding the world blog can now be found at thesciencesays.southernfriedscience.com We look forward to your visit to our new site!
The Gambia is one of the poorer African nations, and about 75% of the population depends on crops and livestock for its livelihood. But feeding the people depends on more than agricultural methods, so here are my observations on some … Continue reading
A slight break from the norm – I wanted to share what I’d leant about agriculture in The Gambia. I travelled up river to Janjanbureh with a girl who was spending 2 years living in a village close to the … Continue reading
Throughout our decades of pesticide use we have tried to create pesticides that are lethal to pests but don’t affect non-target organisms such as ladybirds and bees. One of the avenues scientists are going down for this reason is GM … Continue reading
This is the video of our day at the Science is Vital march – our thoughts, the organisers and speakers’ thoughts, and thoughts of others who attended. We broadened our horizons!
Thanks to Natural England we can express our views on government policy by completing this online survey. It’s pretty easy – four open-ended questions on the benefits of the natural environment and how it can be improved. It wasn’t quite … Continue reading
A love of science, some geeky jokes, some well crafted banners, and some bad singing – Trish and I fitted in well at the Science is Vital rally on Saturday. It was organised very quickly as an emergency response to … Continue reading
Conservation is getting ever more attention – governments are realising that they need to act, scientists are learning more, and millions of people worldwide are part of conservation charities. In fact the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity is one … Continue reading