11 May '11, 8am

Sustainable Agriculture and the Future of Food: Views from the Prince of Wales

Sustainable Agriculture and the Future of Food: Views from the Prince of Wales

Here, the Prince recommends adopting a mixed approach under several broad pillars that would include recognizing biodiversity, mitigating climate change, protecting water systems, planting trees, ensuring animal waste recycling and organic waste composting for soil fertility. He pointed out and at the same time questioned, “Why it is that an industrialized system deeply dependent on fossil fuels and chemical treatments is promoted as viable while a much less damaging one is rubbished and condemned as non-fit for purpose? The reasons lie in the anomalies behind the scenes .” Small hold agriculture and localizing food production was an emphasis framed by the Prince because by strengthening small farm production, it can better buffers shocks to a larger system in the long term.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/sustainable-agricultu...

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