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Biochar in the UK Print News Media: Issue Frames and Their Implications for Opening up Debate About Land-based Greenhouse Gas Removal (2024)
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Morris, C., Price, C., & Nerlich, B. (2024). Biochar in the UK Print News Media: Issue Frames and Their Implications for Opening up Debate About Land-based Greenhouse Gas Removal. Environmental Communication, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2024.2357318

Biochar is a land-based greenhouse gas removal technology with potential to address the climate crisis. This article examines societal debate and discussion around biochar as represented in the UK print news media and reflects on its implications for... Read More about Biochar in the UK Print News Media: Issue Frames and Their Implications for Opening up Debate About Land-based Greenhouse Gas Removal.

Mainstreaming social sciences expertise in UK environment policy and practice organisations: retrospect and prospect (2024)
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Morris, C., Brockett, B. F., Selwood, S., Carr, V., Hall, J., Hughes, J., & Ambrose-Oji, B. (2024). Mainstreaming social sciences expertise in UK environment policy and practice organisations: retrospect and prospect. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 11(1), Article 399. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-024-02891-z

Building upon the concept of mainstreaming social sciences within conservation, we consider their mainstreaming, and so integration, within UK environment policy and practice (EPP) organisations. The paper responds to increasing calls to recognise th... Read More about Mainstreaming social sciences expertise in UK environment policy and practice organisations: retrospect and prospect.

Biochar carbon markets: A mitigation deterrence threat (2024)
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Price, C., Morris, J., & Morris, C. (2024). Biochar carbon markets: A mitigation deterrence threat. Environmental Science and Policy, 154, Article 103704. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2024.103704

This article aims to add to the emerging empirical mitigation deterrence literature by drawing on ongoing research into a particular form of greenhouse gas removal technology – biochar – and associated biochar carbon markets. As such, the aim of this... Read More about Biochar carbon markets: A mitigation deterrence threat.

Biochar in the British print news media: an analysis of promissory discourse and the creation of expectations about carbon removal (2023)
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Nerlich, B., Morris, C., Price, C., & Harris, H. (2023). Biochar in the British print news media: an analysis of promissory discourse and the creation of expectations about carbon removal. Science as Culture, https://doi.org/10.1080/09505431.2023.2285057

Biochar is amongst a growing suite of approaches developed to address the climate crisis by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; yet public awareness of biochar is low. In this situation, mass-media reporting plays an important role in making... Read More about Biochar in the British print news media: an analysis of promissory discourse and the creation of expectations about carbon removal.

Searching for the “politics of the possible” in flexitarianism (2023)
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Morris, C., Kelsey, S., & Harper, L.-R. (2023). Searching for the “politics of the possible” in flexitarianism. Food, Culture and Society, Article 2175993. https://doi.org/10.1080/15528014.2023.2175993

The paper builds on recent flexitarianism scholarship by approaching this heterogeneous dietary category as a socio-cultural and political economic, rather than just a psychological phenomenon. It does this by drawing on Edmund Harris’s conceptualiza... Read More about Searching for the “politics of the possible” in flexitarianism.

Assembling antimicrobial resistance governance in UK animal agriculture (2022)
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Helliwell, R., Morris, C., & Jones, S. (2022). Assembling antimicrobial resistance governance in UK animal agriculture. Sociologia Ruralis, 62(3), 587-610. https://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12377

The desire to govern antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animal agriculture has gained renewed prominence in the UK and international policy and practice in response to growing concern about the impact of AMR infections on human and animal health. This... Read More about Assembling antimicrobial resistance governance in UK animal agriculture.

Governing plant-centred eating at the urban scale in the UK: The Sustainable Food Cities network and the reframing of dietary biopower (2021)
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Morris, C., Kaljonen, M., & Hadley Kershaw, E. (2021). Governing plant-centred eating at the urban scale in the UK: The Sustainable Food Cities network and the reframing of dietary biopower. Geographical Journal, 188(3), Article 358-369. https://doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12388

Recent years have seen an increase in actions to address a key feature of food in the Anthropocene: the over-production and consumption of animal-based foods or “animalisation” of diets. However, it is unclear whether such efforts can be understood a... Read More about Governing plant-centred eating at the urban scale in the UK: The Sustainable Food Cities network and the reframing of dietary biopower.

Antibiotic stewardship and its implications for agricultural animal-human relationships: Insights from an intensive dairy farm in England (2020)
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Helliwell, R., Morris, C., & Raman, S. (2020). Antibiotic stewardship and its implications for agricultural animal-human relationships: Insights from an intensive dairy farm in England. Journal of Rural Studies, 78, 447-456. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.07.008

The concept of antibiotic stewardship has recently gained prominence in UK and EU policy and practice as part of wider efforts to reduce antibiotic use in agriculture and respond to concerns about antimicrobial resistance. The purpose of the paper is... Read More about Antibiotic stewardship and its implications for agricultural animal-human relationships: Insights from an intensive dairy farm in England.

Can resistant infections be perceptible in UK dairy farming? (2019)
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Morris, C., Helliwell, R., & Raman, S. (2019). Can resistant infections be perceptible in UK dairy farming?. Palgrave Communications, 5, Article 12. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0220-2

This paper interrogates the claim that antimicrobial resistant infections are rarely encountered in animal agriculture. This has been widely reiterated by a range of academic, policy and industry stakeholders in the UK. Further support comes from the... Read More about Can resistant infections be perceptible in UK dairy farming?.

Substitution and food system de-animalisation: the case of non-dairy milk (2019)
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Morris, C., Mylan, J., & Beech, E. (2019). Substitution and food system de-animalisation: the case of non-dairy milk. International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 25(1), 490-506

Situated within the context of concerns about sustainability and the over production and consumption of foods from animals the paper extends the emerging social science research field that addresses the ‘de-animalisation’ of the food system to explor... Read More about Substitution and food system de-animalisation: the case of non-dairy milk.

Participatory research approaches to integrating scientific and farmer knowledge of soil to meet multiple objectives in the English East Midlands (2019)
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Morris, C., Seymour, S., Jones, S., Stoate, C., & Crotty, F. (2019). Participatory research approaches to integrating scientific and farmer knowledge of soil to meet multiple objectives in the English East Midlands. Soil Use and Management, 35(1), 150-159. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12488

Soil management influences food production, economic performance of farm businesses, and a range of public benefits such as water quality, flood control and aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity. The aim of this paper is to explore the role of part... Read More about Participatory research approaches to integrating scientific and farmer knowledge of soil to meet multiple objectives in the English East Midlands.

“The good guys are doing it anyway”: the accommodation of environmental concern among English and Welsh farmers (2018)
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Wheeler, R., Lobley, M., Winter, M., & Morris, C. (2018). “The good guys are doing it anyway”: the accommodation of environmental concern among English and Welsh farmers. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 1(4), 664-687. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848618817487

Farmers today are increasingly facing pressure from policy and market forces to improve their environmental performance. Yet – despite widespread recognition of the negative externalities of agriculture on a national and global scale – many farmers w... Read More about “The good guys are doing it anyway”: the accommodation of environmental concern among English and Welsh farmers.

Rage against the regime: niche-regime interactions in the societal embedding of plant-based milk (2018)
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Mylan, J., Morris, C., Beech, E., & Geels, F. W. (2019). Rage against the regime: niche-regime interactions in the societal embedding of plant-based milk. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 31, 233-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2018.11.001

This paper engages with the debate on niche-regime interactions in sustainability transitions, using a study of plant-based milk and its struggles against the entrenched liquid dairy-milk regime, which has various sustainability problems. Plant-based... Read More about Rage against the regime: niche-regime interactions in the societal embedding of plant-based milk.

What agricultural practices are most likely to deliver ‘sustainable intensification’ in the UK? (2018)
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Dicks, L., Rose, D., Ang, F., Aston, S., Birch, A., Boatman, N., …Sutherland, W. (2019). What agricultural practices are most likely to deliver ‘sustainable intensification’ in the UK?. Food and Energy Security, 8(1), Article e00148. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.148

Sustainable intensification is a process by which agricultural productivity is enhanced whilst also creating environmental and social benefits. We aimed to identify practices likely to deliver sustainable intensification, currently available for UK f... Read More about What agricultural practices are most likely to deliver ‘sustainable intensification’ in the UK?.

Global assessment of agricultural system redesign for sustainable intensification (2018)
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Pretty, J., Benton, T. G., Bharucha, Z. P., Dicks, L. V., Flora, C. B., Godfray, H. C. J., …Wratten, S. (2018). Global assessment of agricultural system redesign for sustainable intensification. Nature Sustainability, 1(8), 441-446. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-018-0114-0

© 2018, The Author(s). The sustainable intensification of agricultural systems offers synergistic opportunities for the co-production of agricultural and natural capital outcomes. Efficiency and substitution are steps towards sustainable intensificat... Read More about Global assessment of agricultural system redesign for sustainable intensification.

Openness to social science knowledges? The politics of disciplinary collaboration within the field of UK food security research (2018)
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Morris, C., Raman, S., & Seymour, S. (2019). Openness to social science knowledges? The politics of disciplinary collaboration within the field of UK food security research. Sociologia Ruralis, 59(1), 23-43. https://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12221

This paper explores a form of knowledge politics played out within and between universities and research institutes as sites of certified disciplinary expertise in the agro-food domain. It investigates the ‘openness’ of this domain to the expertise o... Read More about Openness to social science knowledges? The politics of disciplinary collaboration within the field of UK food security research.

Yellow-sticker shopping as competent, creative consumption (2018)
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Kelsey, S., Morris, C., & Crewe, L. (2019). Yellow-sticker shopping as competent, creative consumption. Area, 51(1), 64-71. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12435

This paper presents the preliminary findings of an empirical study into a specific and novel form of contemporary consumption: ‘yellow sticker shopping’. This type of consumption involves the active targeting for purchase of food products that have b... Read More about Yellow-sticker shopping as competent, creative consumption.

Exploring the spatialities of technological and user re-scripting: the case of decision support tools in UK agriculture (2018)
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Rose, D. C., Morris, C., Lobley, M., Winter, M., Sutherland, W. J., & Dicks, L. V. (2018). Exploring the spatialities of technological and user re-scripting: the case of decision support tools in UK agriculture. Geoforum, 89, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.12.006

The use of decision support tools on-farm may help to deliver evidence-based guidance to farmers, helping to improve productivity and prevent environmental degradation. While much research has sought to increase the uptake of decision support tools i... Read More about Exploring the spatialities of technological and user re-scripting: the case of decision support tools in UK agriculture.

‘Taking the politics out of broccoli’: debating (de)meatification in UK national and regional newspaper coverage of the Meat Free Mondays campaign (2017)
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Morris, C. (in press). ‘Taking the politics out of broccoli’: debating (de)meatification in UK national and regional newspaper coverage of the Meat Free Mondays campaign. Sociologia Ruralis, https://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12163

This paper addresses UK society’s relationship with meat and specifically explores the extent to which a process of ‘de-meatification’ is underway in this context and one of the mechanisms involved. It does so through analysis of reporting of the Mea... Read More about ‘Taking the politics out of broccoli’: debating (de)meatification in UK national and regional newspaper coverage of the Meat Free Mondays campaign.

Framing the agricultural use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance in UK national newspapers and the farming press (2016)
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Morris, C., Helliwell, R., & Raman, S. (2016). Framing the agricultural use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance in UK national newspapers and the farming press. Journal of Rural Studies, 45, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.03.003

Despite links to animal disease governance, food and biosecurity, rural studies has neglected consideration of how actors make sense of the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture and the implications for animal and human health. As antimicrobial re... Read More about Framing the agricultural use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance in UK national newspapers and the farming press.

Less Meat Initiatives: an initial exploration of a diet-focused social innovation in transitions to a more sustainable regime of meat provisioning (2014)
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Morris, C., Kirwan, J., & Lally, R. (2014). Less Meat Initiatives: an initial exploration of a diet-focused social innovation in transitions to a more sustainable regime of meat provisioning. 00 Journal not listed, 21(2), 189-208

Meat production and consumption as currently configured in developed countries is seen by a growing number of actors as compromising food system sustainability, with the situation likely to worsen as globally meat consumption is predicted to double b... Read More about Less Meat Initiatives: an initial exploration of a diet-focused social innovation in transitions to a more sustainable regime of meat provisioning.

Viewing animal bodies: truths, practical aesthetics and ethical considerability in UK livestock breeding (2013)
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Holloway, L., & Morris, C. (2014). Viewing animal bodies: truths, practical aesthetics and ethical considerability in UK livestock breeding. Social and Cultural Geography, 15(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2013.851264

This paper focuses on the production of aesthetic ‘truths’ in UK livestock breeding, drawing on detailed qualitative research with breeders and breed societies. It extends emerging interest in the aesthetic in human geographical research, examining h... Read More about Viewing animal bodies: truths, practical aesthetics and ethical considerability in UK livestock breeding.

Genetics and livestock breeding in the UK: Co-constructing technologies and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities (2013)
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Morris, C., & Holloway, L. (2014). Genetics and livestock breeding in the UK: Co-constructing technologies and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities. Journal of Rural Studies, 33, 150-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2012.10.003

Cattle and sheep breeders in the UK and elsewhere are increasingly being encouraged to use a variety of genetic technologies to help them make breeding decisions. The technology of particular interest here is 'classical' statistical genetics, which u... Read More about Genetics and livestock breeding in the UK: Co-constructing technologies and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities.