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dpack

report on a switch to ecolgically sound sustainable farming

pdf of report

the grauniad has a synopsis

this report seems to fit in with a number of current threads ranging from antibiotics to the eu and less directly to fracking ,"ice ages" and many others.

i wasn’t sure what theme it should go in so tis in conservation and env as a stand alone.
Rob R

That made some refreshing reading - not dumbed down, no simple solutions to complex problems, it made a lot more sense as a result.
Mistress Rose

I only read the key outcomes part, but it all makes sense. I have felt for a long time that we need to have mixed farming where suitable, and it would make a lot of sense to employ more people on the land to increase the yield by more care.
dpack

it made sense to me ,long term food security,decent environment,climate change mitigation and a job opportunity for quite a few folk.

it isnt quite reinventing the wheel, although most of what they recommend has been practised as parts in the past, tis more like putting a few wheels in a line with a tank track around them.

i cant see the likes of monsanto or many of the corporate massive scale monoculture orgs. being in favour but as a way to feed a huge global population(and provide some of them with an income as well) rather than subsistence farming , some version of slavery making the next, soon to be redundant, consumer item or "aid" it does have merits as a plan.
Tavascarow

I wonder if George Eustice & Liz Truss have read it.
I've read the first few pages & it's on the ball as far as I'm concerned.
Tavascarow

I wonder if George Eustice & Liz Truss have read it.
I've read the first few pages & it's on the ball as far as I'm concerned.

The Ecologist: Save our soils!
Quote:
When the Environment Audit Committee of the House of Commons published its report into soil health yesterday it pulled no punches. For example, it pointed out,

"The Government says it wants our soil to be managed sustainably by 2030, but there is no evidence that it is putting in place the policies to make this happen."
Rob R

I wonder if George Eustice & Liz Truss have read it.
I've read the first few pages & it's on the ball as far as I'm concerned.

The Ecologist: Save our soils!
Quote:
When the Environment Audit Committee of the House of Commons published its report into soil health yesterday it pulled no punches. For example, it pointed out,

"The Government says it wants our soil to be managed sustainably by 2030, but there is no evidence that it is putting in place the policies to make this happen."


Quite the opposite, there are very few championing the types of changes we need. The political rhetoric of needing to 'feed the world's is ruining agriculture from all angles.
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