UK farming’s future – a personal view
An evaluation of the factors that will allow agriculture to make a comeback from its current low ebb.
Year of Publication2005
This article asks how agriculture can make a comeback from its current low ebb. For some the industry is over subsidised and exploitive when the reality is that it has been a victim of its own success. The burgeoning world population, better diets almost everywhere and the challenge of climate change mean that we need to produce all the food we can and also use our land to produce renewable energy to conserve diminishing fossil fuel stocks. All this can be achieved but it will require fundamental changes in attitude in those who determine our policy, in the food chain, and among farmers themselves.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development
- Subject Collection > Food & drink
- Subject Collection > Renewable energy
Additional keywords/tagsworld populationclimate changediminishing fossil fuel stocksrenewable energy
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