Congratulations to all winners in all the categories. If you won a prize or were highly commended this year, give yourself a pat on the back as this year’s entries were described by the judges as “of a very high standard.” Pictured below are the prize winning entries being presented by Martin Bijl and Terry Marshall of WYOG.
The Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) are planning their 2016 open event. The event is free and is an opportunity for those interested in pesticide residues in food to learn more about the work of the committee and its role in the national food testing programme.
The event will be held on Wednesday 19 October at the National Railway Museum, York.
The theme for this year’s open event is past, present and future of pesticides in food, there will be talks from:
Dr Paul Brantom, Chairman of PRiF, introducing the work of the committee and explaining how the committee check results against safety and legal requirements.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will explain how foods are selected for the programme and how this has changed over time, including information on the latest results and the current testing programme.
Dr Sadat Nawaz and Mike Dickinson from Fera Science Ltd will explain how samples are tested for a wide range of pesticides at low levels, including safeguards on the quality of results.
Chris Wallwork from Agrii Ltd who gives technical advice to farmers and Christian Maltby from Barfoots of Botley, one of the UK’s leading vegetable growers, will give seperare talks explaining how UK farmers adapt to meet the requirements of the law, their customers and the consumer.
We would be very grateful if you could pass information about the event to anyone you think may be interested using, any social media tools that may be available
To book tickets for this free event please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-expert-committee-on-pesticides-in-food-prif-open-event-2016-tickets-26028769751
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Join us for the PRiF Open Event 2016 in York. For more details or to book a ticket visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-expert-committee-on-pesticides-in-food-prif-open-event-2016-tickets-26028769751
We saw some hot stuff on our recent visit to the Cellar Project’s allotments recently.
Jack First had filled a wheelbarrow with unseasonal fruit and veg plucked from the hot beds he has created there. It was fascinating to see how many crops could be produced right through winter using the hot bed method.
Some fabulous cakes were washed down with tea and coffee and a good time was had by all.
The WYOG Plant Sale will be at at Bingley Market on 17th May 2014 – note the new venue!
As in the past, this is a great chance to get your hands on some excellent value organic plants grown by WYOG members. Why not come and grab some bargains and say hello?
Bingley Market is in the Town Square. The railway station is a short walk and there are buses every ten minutes.
The annual WYOG post festive meal will be on Friday 31st January, 2014, at The Terrace Cafe Bar and Bistro, Saltaire, offering the finest French cuisine in West Yorkshire.
Our annual meal is a great chance to kick back, relax in good company, review the previous year and look forward to the next. All welcome, the more the merrier. Please let Peter Taylor know if you would like to come.
The Terrace website has a full range of menus, including vegetarian options on the specials menu. If you want to pre-order please let Peter know what you would like – that would be a great help.
Look forward to seeing you there!