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CHEERS TO BRITISH FARMERS
Did you know that there are more than 700 vineyards around the UK? With that in mind there are plenty of British sparkling wines to choose from. So why not enjoy a glass of British bubbly this Christmas and celebrate with some festive fizz!
Sky lanterns might look pretty but they are a serious danger to animals, litter the countryside, not to mention the fire risk they pose. We are calling for a complete ban on the release of sky lanterns and need your help. Email your local council now and urge them to introduce a ban.
Viscum album, or mistletoe as it is more commonly known, is seen as a Christmas tradition and a symbol of love. With around 900 species of mistletoe around the world, there's more to this Christmas plant than you might think...
NFU responds to BBC documentary on livestock production
British livestock farming was completely ignored in the BBC’s recent documentary Meat: A threat to our planet. It highlighted extreme production systems in evidence across the world and by implication tarred all livestock farming with the same brush. NFU President Minette Batters wrote a column in The Telegraph explaining why the BBC documentary on meat did not represent British livestock farming and the high standards British farmers stand for.
BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine show interview
NFU President Minette Batters talked to Jeremy Vine on his BBC Radio 2 show last week to highlight current issues for farmers, including the NFU’s call for a future flooding policy that supports farmers in storing water and helping to prevent damage to communities in the future. She also highlighted the economic pressure farmers’ face from retailers and the need for a fair supply chain so they can earn a fair return for their product.
We don't want to spoil the fun just yet, but before we know it Christmas will be a distant memory and we'll be taking down the decorations. If you treated yourself to a real tree this year you might be wondering how best to get rid of it responsibly. We've pulled together some top tips to help.