Jude Thorne

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Hold Your Horses!

(7) Comments | Posted 14 February 2013 | (23:00)

I have just come back from the FARMA (The National Farmers' Retail and Markets' Association) annual conference and was once again highly impressed by the professionalism and passion of the UK's farm food entrepreneurs.

Make no mistake, the horsemeat issue was a hot topic. My favourite...

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Why We Need to be Making Better Choices

(0) Comments | Posted 5 November 2012 | (10:14)

According to scientists from NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center, the current Arctic sea ice cover is the smallest size ever observed in the three decades since consistent satellite observations of the polar cap began. Only this summer, an addditional area of sea ice...

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Will the Olympic Effect on British Pride be Shortlived? Let's Hope Not....

(1) Comments | Posted 15 August 2012 | (11:05)

What a wonderful Olympics, it really does make you proud to be British! Like everyone, I watched lots of it on the television, but was also lucky enough to go to Greenwich Park for the equestrian eventing cross country day, and I have never known an atmosphere like it. The...

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Celebrating Our Local Food Heroes

(2) Comments | Posted 9 June 2012 | (00:00)

I grow a few acres of asparagus on my farm in Kent and this year I have looked on helplessly as the asparagus first sulked underground in the rain and cold, refusing to grow at all and then shot up faster than we could pick it as soon as the...

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The Cynical Guide to Loyalty Programmes

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2012 | (12:11)

Financially, times are tough for most of us at the moment and the recent budget hasn't done much to make life easier for cash strapped consumers. But are we missing out on ways to make our household budgets go further?

We recently conducted an experiment to test the findings of...

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