Carbon Fields

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Graham Harvey, award-winning author of The Carbon Fields, also praised Rebecca Hosking’s A Farm for the Future. He told Sheepdrove:

“What pleased me most is that it had identified the need for farming to adopt an ecological paradigm rather than its present industrial one. At the moment global food production is based on setting up unnatural conditions – vast monocultures, straight drills, low biodiversity etc – a situation that makes huge chemical intervention essential. It’s a ludicrous, dangerous and outdated way to produce food based on 19th century science. It survives because a) in modern western societies we are effectively kept in ignorance of reality, and b) because we’re constantly lied to with the claim that only industrial agriculture can feed a growing world population.”

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