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Issue:
Sustainable Agriculture

 

  • 60% of global land and species loss is down to meat-based diets 

  • Climate change and conflict leads to a rise in global hunger

  • Fruit, nuts and vegetable need bees and they are dying

  • There is concern around how food companies are treating farm animals 

  Farm Animal Welfare: A benchmark measuring companies' performance.   Save the bees: A Greenpeace campaign   Conflict, climate change and hunger: See how climate change leads to serious conflicts and hunger Vast animal-feed crops to satisfy our meat needs are destroying planet: Overproduction of meat and animal feed is destroying whole species of animal and the environment.

10 things you need to know about sustainable agriculture - The Guardian: An article summarising ten important points about sustainable agriculture from a panel of industry experts.

Feast or Famine: Business and Insurance Implications of Food Safety and Security - Lloyd's: A report on food insecurity and the role that insurance can play in risk mitigation and management by Lloyd’s, an international specialist insurance marketplace. 

Sustainable Agriculture in the UK - Farming and Countryside Education: A review of sustainable agriculture in the UK by Farming and Countryside Education, a charity providing education to children and young people about sustainable farming.

The Living Planet Report 2014 – World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF): A report analysing the impact of human activity on the health of the planet by the WWF, an international non-governmental organisation working to conserve, research and restore the environment.