Saving the planet: The ethical and economic case for regenerative agriculture

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Saving the planet: The ethical and economic case for regenerative agriculture

Wednesday, 2 June 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Online Event
Philip Lymbery (Compassion in World Farming)
David Madden (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
David Madden (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Tim Lang (City University of London)
European Studies Seminar

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This online event features as one of several this term which focusses on 'Political economy of European climate action', and is hosted by the European Political Economy Project (EUPEP) at the European Studies Centre.

Abstract: For millennia, farming worked in harmony with nature. However, one human lifetime ago, things changed dramatically: farming became dominated by industrial agriculture. Farmed animals were separated from the land: crops grown in monocultures using artificial fertilisers and chemical pesticides: nature swept away. The unintended consequences of this switch have been profound: deforestation, biodiversity loss and soil degradation, threatening not only future harvests but also the planet. In Europe, this damaging industrial revolution of the countryside has been aided and abetted by the EU’s monolithic subsidy system, the Common Agricultural Policy: though the present Commission is attempting to reform this. We need to reconnect food production and nature through regenerative farming, combined with more balanced diets.

This event will be chaired by David Madden (St Antony's College, Oxford).

Event image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Please note event date has been changed from Thursday 27th May to Wednesday 2nd June.

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