[2018-02-03 Sat]

I have just finished reading the book Farmageddon by Philip Lymbery and Isabel Oakeshott. It is the most important book I have read in a number of years. It is a dazzling journalistic expose of how industrial-scale agriculture and factory farming has systematically raped the world's farmlands in the last half century.

The book's main theses are:

The book concludes with some suggestions for how we, as consumers and citizens can make a difference. One prominent suggestion which we can implement very easily is to cut down our meat intake, avoid factory-farmed products and buy local produce. If you're not convinced, you should read the book.

Comments, corrections and contributions are very welcome; please drop me an email at j.d.evans at if you have something to share.

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