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Ali Withers

Member Since: 05th March 2010
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16th June 2011

Innovative Farming in the Future Depends on Simplifying Red Tape Now

Copyright (c) 2011 Alison Withers The possibilities for farming innovation and diversification have been the subject of speculation in a recent edition of a well-known UK publication for farmers as part of a discussion on new skills that might attract ...

05th April 2011

Signs of Support in the 2011 Budget for Job Creation and Business

Copyright (c) 2011 Alison Withers Businesses struggling to keep costs under control in the aftermath of the 2008 Great Recession have received some relief from the announcements on fuel duties in the UK budget. Some of the measures announced by Chan...

12th January 2011

The World's Small Farmers May Not be Able to Wait for Action on Climate Change

Copyright (c) 2010 Alison Withers The headlines during the annual climate change summit each year seem to follow a now familiar pattern a cliff hanger on the night before the conference is due to end suggesting that they were about to break down irretr...

09th August 2010

Forests Do Much More for the Planet than Locking Up Carbon Dioxide

Copyright (c) 2010 Alison Withers We often blame commercial interests in the conflict about what is best for the environment and the planet but perhaps we should take some of the responsibility ourselves. Commercial organisations exist to respond to...

03rd June 2010

Challenges of Water Scarcity can be Helped by Biopesticides Developers' new Low-chem Products

Copyright (c) 2010 Alison Withers Global warming, deforestation and other issues are changing the climate and threatening water shortages in some places and too much water in others. This has enormous implications for flooding some populations out o...

12th April 2010

Low-chem, Biopesticides can help Protect the Land and produce Healthier Food

Copyright (c) 2010 Alison Withers Looming and possibly irreversible climate change and the global economic crisis have focused attention for the last couple of years. Among many things identified in groping for solutions is the need to produce food ...