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Alliance calls for political parties to protect our 'natural capital'

An alliance of organisations including the Sustainable Food Trust, the National Trust, Compassion in World Farming and the RSPB have written to all the main UK political parties asking them to commit to protecting 'natural capital'. Natural capital includes clean air, safe water and healthy soils as well as resources such as birds and pollinating insects. The Natural Capital Committee are particularly concerned about the impact of UK agriculture - pointing out that the environmental costs of food production are not reflected in the price of food and so there are few market incentives to reduce them. The Committee called for the positive impacts of farming to be encouraged and rewarded by government.  
 


24/04/2015
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