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Soil Association slams increase in UK maize production

Sustain member the Soil Association have published a report questioning government policy to subsidise maize grown for energy in the UK. 

The report raises concerns about the environmental damage maize can cause to soil and fresh water, while also threatening the UK's ability to grow its own food. The Soil Association say much of the increase in UK maize production is due to subsidies available for maize grown as an energy crop for anaerobic digesters to produce gas for fuel. Take a look at Sustain's Food and Farming Policy page. 


10/08/2015
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