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Food quality increases air travel

In their December 30th edition, The Guardian newspaper in the UK asked leading figures for their views on the big questions that will shape the coming year.

Commenting on ‘How quickly can we adapt to a post fossil fuel era?’ Patrick Holden, Soil Association director, states:

“The most surprising feature of the post-Stern debate was the complete absence of talk about food and farming. But food and farming are absolutely central to the debate. Why do we spend all this money flying off on Easyjet from the UK to France and Italy? Because of the food.”

“In Britain we live in a post-industrial wilderness. Changing our relationship with food and agriculture is the linchpin to the whole problem. We have to reconnect with food and through food to the earth.”

www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/stern_review_economics_climate_change/sternreview_index.cfm


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