Category Archives: Farming

How Long Can an Adult Human Live Without Espresso? Civilised Philosophy!

A sign outside one of the many independent coffee shops of London with a philosophical question about the pleasures and addictiveness of that warm brown liquid that many of us crave. Espresso philosophy, London, UK 02848 I would like to say though that if some of the farmers growing coffee around the world lack access to clean drinking water (780 million people) and proper sanitation (over a billion humans) then the profits from drinking coffee especially from the multinationals, you know who I mean, are not fairly being distributed and reaching the growers. Until every coffee farmer has these basic amenities coffee drinking is still not entirely civilised. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.

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And this is England 3 – A Superb Oak Tree

One of the species of trees that England is famous for, the oak, seen here on this hot summer’s day providing shade in this field. "Majestic Tree", near Ellesmere, Shropshire, UK I need to read about the subject again but if I remember correctly a lot of the country was stripped of these in the past to build the ships that put the Great in Britain depending on how you look at the country’s history. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.

"Green Path", Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UKThe Landscape of a Shropshire Summer's Day

And this is England – part 2

As many of you know England can be a very grey and dreary place but on a pleasant summer’s day it can be a great place to be as can be seen in this photograph. The Landscape of a Shropshire Summer's Day The soft and gentle rolling landscape of farmland gives an idyllic image of life in England. This Shropshire landscape however can be very bleak at other times of the year and especially so for the much undervalued British farmer. I’m a city dweller but I have a lot of sympathy for the small farmer, especially those that don’t own their land and despite the protestations of the supermarkets they are making life very difficult for them. The UK’s farming industry often has the highest rate of suicide and highest rate of accidents and therefore we need to press the supermarkets to pay fairly for what they buy. At the moment this is simply not the case. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.