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Reflections on the Compassion in World Farming conference, October 5-6 2017

Oct 15, 2017 No Comments by
Martin Peck questions the wisdom of replacing industrially-farmed and processed meat with industrially-farmed and processed plant-based food. Instead he argues that farmers should adopt agroecological, organic, regenerative and mixed farming practices. This would significantly lower their carbon footprint and would also result in healthier food for everyone.
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Cheap Food Costs Dear: review of the Compassion in World Farming report by Martin Peck

Mar 19, 2016 Comments Off on Cheap Food Costs Dear: review of the Compassion in World Farming report by Martin Peck by
Martin Peck comments that "anything I write could not do justice to this report. I can only urge everyone to read it and to try to ensure that policy makers are made aware of it." It draws attention to interrelated aspects of the many externalities of agriculture and the food system, including soil erosion and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Newly released paper recommends an agricultural funding plan to the World Bank

Oct 10, 2015 Comments Off on Newly released paper recommends an agricultural funding plan to the World Bank by
A new paper from Foundation Earth recommends to World Bankers a four point procedure to avoid industrial agriculture's shredding of the planetary life support systems. It promotes a systems based approach with smaller-scale, soil building, and more flexible agricultural techniques that do not externalize their damaging costs. You can read it here.
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The Savory Institute conference on grassland management (Part 2): report by Martin Peck

Aug 16, 2014 1 Comment by
Martin Peck was impressed with the Savory conference: "It was a privilege. People from all over the world talking and listening to each other essentially about survival and how we can reverse our destructive behaviour on our earth through regenerative agriculture in its many forms. It is possible."
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