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Meet the growers doing it for themselves

11 May 2021

Irish households and businesses waste a million tons of food annually, two and a half Croke Parks, filled to the brim.

In other words, we need to wind back several decades to an era before farming became intensively industrialised, but this time, incorporating modern innovation and technical know-how to create a truly progressive and productive 21st-century agriculture.

The farmers in this article freely admit they won’t feed Ireland, let alone the world. Rather, they are pathfinders, exploring new routes towards a genuinely sustainable food system, hopeful that others will follow.

Then, if all the superb Irish conventional farmers adopted, and adapted to, more enlightened practices, we really could begin to feed Ireland and a fair share of the world beyond.

 

Read Joe McNamee's article from the Irish Examiner here

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