17 Jul '12, 12pm

Great article from The Land magazine, 'Can Britain Farm Itself?' Import substitution could lead to 66,315 new f/t jobs:

Great article from The Land magazine, 'Can Britain Farm Itself?' Import substitution could lead to 66,315 new f/t jobs:

In 2007 we published Simon Fairlie’s seminal study “Can Britain Feed Itself?” (which originally appeared in The Land journal), the first study since 1975 to ask that question. In spite of being a back of the envelope stab at the question, the study proved hugely provocative (although sadly not in government circles) resulting in a number of “Can [insert name of place] feed itself” studies and seemingly endless debates about whether it could be done in a way that pleased vegans, meat eaters, vegetarians and so on. Five years later, The Land, the journal that published Fairlie’s original study, has published “Can Britain Farm Itself?” (which you can download as a pdf here or read online here ), written by Ed Hamer, smallholder and writer (a noble combination). The question it explores is the extent to which agriculture, if approached in a different way, could create land-bas...

Full article: http://transitionculture.org/2012/07/17/can-britain-farm-...

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