While we are decrying farming practices food waste and unsustainable farming methods well so are some farmers and farmers who know how to grow crops and rear animals ecologically whose biggest concern is that we the consumer won't buy into sustainable farming. One forward thinking young female farmer in N. Wales said we can produce organic sustainable food but will the consumer want quality local grown produce...And I'm thinking, Oh yes please...
This is an alternative farming conference organised by the founders of the real farming movement
Here's an excerpt from the link below which I think gives hope for the future:
"It is absolutely crucial that all of us who believe in sustainable, environmentally-friendly, higher-welfare farming work together as we enter this time of transition. The global wind of change is swinging behind us, with increasing recognition that farming based on intensification and low-quality mass production is an unsustainable option with very dangerous outcomes for climate change and the environment. Agroecology is becoming progressively mainstream, with a recognition that farming divorced from the environment around it – and the supply chain on which it depends – is not a solution that will survive. It is exactly the right time to rethink our food and farming systems and make Britain a world leader in moving towards a sustainable future."
Now what we as consumers need to do is get behind this and support sustainable farming and be prepared to pay a fair price to keep it sustainable and in harmony with nature.