Ann Pettifor

Agriculture and employment

15th July, 2009.

Colin Tudge is a friend, a writer and a great campaigner for Real Farming….He has just launched a blog, which I strongly recommend. : He writes:

The image of farming is indeed “outdated” …. To be sure it is perceived to be too rustic, straws in the hair and rolling rrs — but it is also rightly seen to be too ruthless and too industrial; and it’s the ostensible modernity, built on cheap oil and borrowed cash, that is truly the anachronism. We need farming that can actually feed people without wrecking the rest of the world, and go on doing so. We need a radical shift — away from mere rusticity no doubt, but also away from the industrial and commercial hype.


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