Why the World needs small mixed farms
– and plenty of farmers to run them
Supporters of Sir John Beddington’s The Future of Food and Farming claim that the report is all-embracing and even “holistic”, integrating all the various means by which food is produced into one grand pluralistic plan. In truth it is no such thing. Many possibilities are mentioned but mostly in footnotes, while the central narrative has […]
Further thoughts on Sir John Beddington’s Foresight Report
Plenty of expert input but far short of the “paradigm shift” the world needs!
“The Future of Food and Farming” equals more of the same
The government Chief Scientist demands “a redesign of the whole food system” but recommends business as usual.