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John Heney: How we approach food consumption and production has to change radically

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Suckler cows grazing on the Skellig Islands. Photo: John Heney

Suckler cows grazing on the Skellig Islands. Photo: John Heney

Suckler cows grazing on the Skellig Islands. Photo: John Heney

After decades of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) supporting intensive farming systems, it appears that at long last the “chickens have come home to roost”.

After continually being forced and coerced by EU farm policies to produce more and more product, it’s farmers who now find themselves accused of being one of the main causes of global warming.


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