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Empty Shelves in Supermarket

A new normal for feeding Britain?

We are living through the beginnings of the worst food crisis since the Second World War, with warnings that as the global economy slumps the most marginal and vulnerable will face food shortages.

Paddington’s dilemma

Today, is General Election day. John Powell considers a dilemma that could be facing Paddington Bear and others like him.
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World Soil Day 2019

The 5th December is World Soil Day. CCRI researcher Jasmine Black talks about what this means for us as winter takes hold, related CCRI projects and her talk on soils this summer at Shambala Festival.
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Surveys: why do we… ask so many personal questions?

When we do surveys, we often collect a large amount of information from respondents that they may feel is personal to them and is not relevant to the topic of the survey. This post explains the utility and importance of doing so, even though it can be tiresome to complete by the respondants.
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A snapshot of rural issues across northern New England

CCRI's resident blogger, John Powell has recently returned from a trip to New England. During his time stateside he visited many rural areas and has written this piece discussing some of the issues these rural communities are facing.