Press-Packer: Open Farm Sunday

LEAF: 'Linking The Environment And Farming'LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) was set up in 1991. At that time, the gap between consumers and farmers was getting wider and the need to meet and understand both sides of the debate was essential. For the first time a group of farmers, environmentalists, food and agricultural organisations, consumers, government and academics got together to do something positive for the farming industry.They were motivated by a common concern for…

Science can’t explain the big bang – there is still scope for a creator

We should not dismiss the concept of intelligent-design lessons in school, says Thomas CrowleyThe Guardian, Tuesday 6 January 2009 You reported a recent poll which indicates about 25% of UK teachers support the teaching of creationism in secondary school science courses (Would you Adam and Eve it? Quarter of science teachers would teach creationism, 23 December). In a sidebar, Professor Richard Dawkins states that it would be a "national disgrace" if such a high percentage of…