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Antibiotics and Farming, Molten Metal Pump, Acoustic Biodiversity, Athenia, BBC Inside Science - BBC Radio 4

Antibiotics and Farming, Molten Metal Pump, Acoustic Biodiversity, Athenia, BBC Inside Science - BBC Radio 4 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

What do we know about farming's role in the world's antibiotic resistance crisis and what are the critical outstanding questions? Adam Rutherford talks to Matthew Avison of the University of Bristol and Elizabeth Wellington of the University of Warwick.

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ESRC is part of a cross-council campaign to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance. 

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700-year-old West African soil technique could help mitigate climate change

700-year-old West African soil technique could help mitigate climate change | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A farming technique practised for centuries by villagers in West Africa, which converts nutrient-poor rainforest soil into fertile farmland, could be the answer to mitigating climate change.

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This article references the ESRC funded research "Indigenous African soil enrichment as a climate-smart sustainable agriculture alternative".

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-year-old-west-african-soil-technique.html#jCp

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Master challenge: the UK food system

Master challenge: the UK food system | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Details of the successful grants under the Understanding the Challenges of the Food System call can be found on page 43 of the magazine"

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These grants have been awarded under the Understanding the Challenges of the Food System call awarded by the ESRC and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), under the Global Food Security programme


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Farming industry's voice not loud enough in Brexit negotiations

Farming industry's voice not loud enough in Brexit negotiations | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The farming industry is at risk of not making its voice loud enough during Brexit negotiations, according to a leading academic.

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The article quotes Professor Michael Keating, director of the ESRC-funded Centre on Constitutional Change

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BCPC Congress concludes that over-precaution in regulation is threatening innovation

BCPC Congress concludes that over-precaution in regulation is threatening innovation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The clear message from the BCPC Congress in Brighton last week, on the theme “EU Regulatory Affairs - Precaution or Innovation?” was that the way the Precautionary Principle is being used in implementing the current Plant Protection Product regulation (1107/2009) threatens EU innovation in the crop production sector.

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The article cites Professor Joyce Tait, Director of the ESRC Innogen Institute at Edinburgh University

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