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A consensus on food, farming and nature


A consensus statement on a shared vision of the future for the food system has been published by WWF-UK and co-signed by representatives of several UK organisations, including Pasture for Life, the Soil Association, the Eating Better Alliance and the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission. The statement says that the food system should make space for nature both on farms and in wider landscapes; that farmers should be supported in reducing their use of pesticides and synthetic fertilisers; that regenerative soil management should become the norm; and that technology can play a role in sustainable food production. The statement also criticises intensive livestock production and the marketing of unhealthy ultra-processed foods. It does not call for a reduction in animal product consumption.

Read the full statement here. See also the TABLE explainer What is agroecology?

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