Want to read more?We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards Subscribe NowThe landowner of Canna has voiced ‘significant concerns’ about plans to build a large fish farm in waters just off the island. The world’s largest fish farming company, Mowi, formerly known as Marine Harvest, is scoping out plans to install an eight-pen salmon farm in a marine area considered to be one of the most environmentally protected in the UK. With a 160m circumference each, the pens would be the largest in the country, covering a surface area equivalent to two football pitches and would sit less than 200 metres from the shoreline, north-east of Canna Pier. The moorings, meanwhile, would … [Read more...] about Trust fearful of potential Canna fish farm impact
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PUBLISHED: 11:44 18 July 2019 Sarah Chambers Chris Mobbs holding a Bronze turkey Picture: MOBBS FAMILY Archant Farmers Chris and Judith Mobbs still grow and mill their own feed for their free-range Christmas turkey flock - and think they might be the last growers left that still do. Judith and Chris Mobbs at the Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Field to Fork Award Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe Mobbs family has been farming in Suffolk since 1917, and P A Mobbs and Sons, based at Whitehouse Farm, Cratfield, near Halesworth, was a typical mixed east Suffolk farm with pigs, poultry, arable and blackcurrants, but the business has had to change with times - and successive generations.MORE - Agriculture can deliver on sustainability with right support, say East Anglian farmers"With the changing pressures and practices in farming, as the next generation we knew we needed to do something different that could give us a secure future," explains Chris. "We decided that … [Read more...] about ‘Turkey farmers are a rare breed’
From farm to workshop and retreat centers, with some even serving as backpackers hubs, there are a number of great farms that you can visit or even volunteer at this summer in Turkey. Some are chic and more upscale than others, which are more laidback and traditional, however the following five farms all offer a unique opportunity to experience nature, enjoy a special region in Turkey and should you choose, to get your hands dirty. Narköy Ecological Hotel Located just 3 kilometers away from the seaside town of Kerpe on the Black Sea in Kocaeli is Narköy, a modern and stylish organic farm and restaurant, ecological hotel and education center. Situated inland in a forested are with paths for nature walks and space to relax outdoors, Narköy offers a variety of comfortable accommodation options in sleek unique lodging blocks that provide full hotel amenities. The organic restaurant serves produce from their own farm and there are a variety of education workshops and training … [Read more...] about Where to stay or volunteer on a farm in Turkey
Mehmet Soysal Turkey is abiding by international law amid tensions over gas drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean and will not hesitate to take further steps to resolve the issue, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said. “We are taking the necessary steps within the law, and we will try to continue as such,” Erdoğan told a group of journalists on the plane returning from China late on July 2. “But if we come up against unlawful actions, we know how to speak the language, whichever they speak. It is unacceptable that those who have no legal rights there try to acquire gains,” he said. Turkey has consistently contested the Greek Cypriot administration’s unilateral drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean, saying Turkish Cypriots also have rights to the resources in the area and Ankara has the right to hydrocarbon drilling as well. European Union leaders warned Turkey on June 20 to end its gas drilling in disputed waters or face action from the bloc, … [Read more...] about Erdoğan: Turkey abiding by international laws in East Med
During the recent riots in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi, which erupted on 20 June 2019 over the participation of Russian delegates in an Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) session, protesters were discussing the issue of Russia's covert "expansion" in Georgia voiced a week earlier by former Deputy Secretary of Defence Michael Carpenter. "Just spent 3 days in Georgia", Carpenter tweeted on 18 June. "I’m not sure the government fully understands the implications of its open door policy with Russia. With so many "tourists" (ehem FSB) and so much land being bought up by Russian businessmen, they may wake up one day and find not 20% but 100% occupied". While the violent protests driven by strong anti-Russian sentiment have already disrupted the flow of Russian tourists to the country after Moscow announced the suspension of air traffic with Georgia starting on 8 July, the question arises as to whether Russian businessmen have really "taken over" the country. Turks … [Read more...] about Silent Expansion: Is Turkey Buying Georgia?