22 Mar 2023

Wild plants and urban greenery…my experience at the RBGE

Delivering a sustainable food system is one of the key challenges of our generation and requires ambition to think beyond traditional production models.

31 Jan 2023

Healthy environment, healthy milk: Explore our virtual farm tour

Fineview, a dairy farm managed by the Clark family in Dumfries and Galloway, is part of the innovative First Milk dairy cooperative which aims to deliver healthy fresh milk on sound environmental principles. Why not take a virtual tour and hear how delivering quality milk products needs a nurtured healthy soil, the encouragement of biodiversity, healthy cows and a sustainable farm enterprise.

23 Nov 2022

Meet Scotland’s leaders in biodiversity conservation science

Alexandra Davey introduces a project highlighting the scientists working to combat the biodiversity crisis in Scotland and around the world – from early-career researchers right through to senior scientists. The project gives fascinating insights into their diverse and impactful research, as well as their motivations and inspirations.

15 Nov 2022

Vertical farming - is the sky the limit?

During COP26 the contribution of agriculture and food production to greenhouse gas emissions was discussed and, goals were set to tackle the global challenges of climate change. With COP27 taking place this November, it is becoming increasingly evident and more important than ever that we address sustainable practices on an individual and community level, as well as at the global level.

24 Oct 2022

The future of livestock farming: What’s your beef?

We are pleased to have a guest contribution from Dr Max Coleman, an ecologist and science communicator at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, who is taking a wider look at beef production from an ecological perspective.

21 Sep 2022

Fishing for Health – Do our seafood supplies add up for dietary recommendations?

Many of us want to eat a healthier and more sustainable diet and eating more fish is often one option recommended.

However, SEFARI research has identified that, across Europe, dietary recommendations for fish consumption do not necessarily match national seafood supplies.

9 Sep 2022

5 Things you should try when writing an article

In this blog, Scott Grant, the marketing manager at James Hutton Limited, offers his advice and suggestions to help your article to stand out.

Scott has worked in professional services, higher education and loves to write.

26 Aug 2022

Creating opportunities to improve engagement with different audiences

Engaging with a group of people can be a daunting task. However, it is an invaluable activity which provides an interesting and exciting avenue to share our work, learn from others and even develop a new skillset.

19 Aug 2022

Converting the Scottish One Health AMR register into an Online Resource

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest health-threats of modern time. A global survey in 2019 showed that it claimed more lives than HIV/AIDS or malaria, and AMR is one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity. Resistance to current drugs continues to emerge and grow, and there are insufficient new interventions on the horizon.

17 Jun 2022

Agriculture and Food Production: Measures for a Just Transition

Agriculture and food production contribute a large portion of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, account for approximately 20% of the world's total emissions. In Scotland, the picture is no different, where they contribute around a quarter of the total GHG emissions. Hence, it is important to address the transitions needed in these sectors in order to tackle climate change.