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Sacred Calendars; Rogationtide with Alison Milbank

Rogationtide is the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascension Thursday: it was, and to some extent still is, a time when God’s blessing was asked upon the springtime and the work in the…

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Sacred Calendars; Lammas with Alison Milbank

Lammas – from ‘Loaf Mass’ – is the original harvest thanksgiving feast when the first loaf, baked from the newly harvested grain, was presented in the local church. Because it…

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Sacred Calendars; Harvest Festival with Alison Milbank

Most of the time of most humans for most of history has been spent obtaining and preparing food for our survival. So for theists, food is both the gift of God and the work of human hands, and each…

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Sacred Calendars; Plough Sunday with Alison Milbank

In a world where we think of work as being a Monday to Friday affair, where food comes from a shop, and where ‘work’ and ‘religion’ belong in separate compartments, a festival…

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Making sure the food we grow is good enough to eat

A new Centre of Excellence for Post-Harvest Biotechnology has opened at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. It aims to reduce food losses and improve overall quality and food safety.

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Global Food Security and Price

Traded raw agricultural commodities such as wheat, coffee, sugar, cocoa and rice, and the way those flows move around the global economy, has implications for consumption and production. It also has…

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