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Why growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for the environment.

Why growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for the environment.

Heirloom Harvest 22/09/2017 1
‘Large scale farming harms the environment but we need to feed a growing human population’.As a farmer, an ecologist and a gardener this dilemma is very close to my heart and something I have struggled with for many years. This article is a snipet of my thoughts on the subject and my view to a small part of the solution. The ProblemPeople need to eat.The global population has exploded over the last few hundred years as agricultural and medical advances have allowed increased survival rates and age expectancies. This increase in population has in turn put more pressure on agriculture to produce more food, which then allows further population growth… you get the picture. Until now increased crop production has been able to outrun the increasing population nipping at its heals. The problem is that despite avoiding a Malthusian catastrophe thus far, this  cannot go on for ever. In fact, it is now widely aknowledged that gains in crop yields are plateauing.There is a biophysical limit to cr...
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