Latest Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Stories

2012-01-26 13:47:02

According to the first U.K. climate impact report, climate change poses both risks and opportunities to Britain by 2080.

2008-10-10 00:00:00

By Matt Chorley London Editor Progress in opening up the coastline to walkers will be reviewed after just a year to gauge the level of resistance to the plans.

2008-10-08 18:00:23

By Sam Wood THE National Farmers Union has secured pounds 2m of vital interim funding to help set up a low cost system for the collection and disposal of adult cattle that have died or been killed on farm.

2008-09-22 06:00:11

The GenSight Group, a leading provider of PPM solutions, has provided a custom configured project portfolio management system to the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

2008-09-21 03:00:17

By Abbott, Jez The Forestry Commission has confirmed that scientists want to plant genetically modified trees on its land in a project that is likely to spark protests. The commission said the University of Southampton was keen to look into biofuels, arguing it was time to "move the debate forward".

2008-09-12 18:15:00

By Tom Scotney Farmers in the West Midlands had to go to the Government for help recovering from the floods that hit the region, it has emerged.

2008-09-09 18:00:00

By Sam Wood BEEF farmers have launched an attack on Government plans to have the industry fund its Animal Health Control Programme.

2008-08-14 18:00:23

A NORTH MP has called for Defra to give farmers a fair deal, after the department announced its proposal to hold an informal consultation for the new Uplands Entry Level Stewardship scheme.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.