Just a list – seven things to transform our relationship with land and food.

1) A mission to slash food waste. Here’s the FAO – around one third of the food we produce every year in the world is wasted. There are some amazing initiatives starting to tackle this, but we need so much more. fao.org/save-food/reso…

2) A new approach to diet and nutrition. Did anyone see this story in the Standard about children in the same class going hungry, and suffering from obesity?… plus, we know we have to eat less meat if we want to use less land. standard.co.uk/help-a-hungry-…

3) A new approach to land-rights. Our relationship with land is so intricate, so fundamental – it is the heart of cultures and communities. Solidarity with those defending their land should be non-negotiable…

4) No more conversion of the world’s remaining, precious intact natural ecosystems. They are treasure houses of wildlife and huge stores of carbon. We shouldn’t be willing to lose an acre.

5) A huge effort to restore degraded land. We are losing fertile soil at a staggering rate. A third of the world’s land is now estimated to be degraded. Not something we can afford as a species… theguardian.com/environment/20…

6) A different attitude to chemicals in the environment. We have a regulatory system that allows massive harm to occur before we take action. That should be turned on its head. Listen to Nigel. butterfly-conservation.org/3114-18117/neo…

7) New kinds of farming. In fact a new definition of farming, where people growing food in gardens hanging from tower blocks, selling bugs or growing meat in vats are all farmers. As well as the thousands of brilliant, nature friendly farmers out there now…. #I‘mAFarmer.

That’s it.

 

 

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