Farmers going out of business – Food Shortages

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Broadcast by Tamasin Ford – The BBC Food chain  October 21, 2021

1.5 million lettuces left to rot in field.

5000 pigs considered worthless on pig farm

Due to the negative impacts of the recent world events and Brexit and the fact that the fertiliser that grows all our food has doubled in price it is becoming increasingly obvious that we are going to have to go back to smaller scale farming. This will avoid the impact of labour, transport and materials shortages.

This is how we survived in the past and this is how we will have to survive in the future. It makes sense. So much unused land is lying vacant to grass etc., If we are to eat less meat which is the recommendation of so many groups then we would also save  one fourth of the total land area in the UK. This could be  growing food for humans.   it could all be used very easily with the Good Gardeners technology of sustainable farming. In other words we can grow food where other leading experts say you can’t grow food.

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Apart from the world’s supply of mined Phosphorus that is running out, this video that we posted about 10 years ago becomes more relevant than ever. The decline of the world’s Phosphorus mines are not mentioned in the modern catastrophes of Farming today and it begs the question – where will our Phosphorus come from? Because without Phosphorus there will be no food.   FILM by the Swedish Environmental Institute


Other films on our sister web site can be viewed here


Further reading

100 years later… Farming Today

Some of the principles that Howard wrote about 100 years ago are just being talked about in this broadcast of Farming Today. From the Groundswell

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