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Farming for food and nature

Like a pebble thrown into a pond, the ripple effects of a reformed agriculture could benefit farmers, consumers, wildlife and the natural environment we all depend on, now and into the future.

Nature doesn't need people -- it could manage without us -- but people need nature. This is the theme of one of Sustain's newest members, the environmental charity People Need Nature. It exists to highlight the positive relationship between people and nature and the many benefits that nature provides.
 
Its first Policy Paper tackles the biggest issue facing environmentalists and food growers in the UK: Brexit.  A Pebble in the Pond looks at the opportunities Brexit presents for farming, food and nature.
 
Covering the damaging effects of subsidies, the underpayment to farmers for the foods they produce, the benefits land owners provide by managing their land sustainably, and the need to protect the UK's unique Heritage Sites, the report calls for much greater transparency in how our land is managed, and a more nature-sensitive approach to food production and farming.
 
Read the report here, and find out more here about Sustain's policies for a greener, healthier food and farming system.
 

6 Jan 2017
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