The Green Revolution is the term used to describe the
transformation in agricultural practices in many parts of the developing
world between 1940 and the 1960s.-
And the Green Party are not about greening
but creating a wilderness of the Countryside,
When they talk about sustainability they mean the opposite
from what the Green Revolution did to food production but with the same results.
To sustain life we must grow more food and that food
will be from ruminants who eat grass as much as other green food,
because 80% of Britain’s farmland only grows grass
The Green Revolution was a disaster for food production
and as a result of it most countries produced less food
In the 1980’s, 490million were classed as seriously undernourished
and another 800 million as merely undernourished.
One example was the Philippines
where paddy fields supported fish until the miracle rice plants
needed fertilizer and pesticides which killed the fish,
produced more rice and less protein.
In agriculture it is all according to the weather what can be grown.
In the UK traditionally Dairy and Livestock rearing in the wetter
but warmer, poorer lands of the North and West
and Corn, Roots and Vegetables in the better lands of the South and East.
Even so the markets dictated results so “Up Corn Down Horn” and vis a versa
Today British farms are sustainable. They have to be, to have succeeded for 300 years.
Those that adopted the Green Revolution methods soon discovered the problems.
Including “Organic” farming where productivity depends
on lower yields and higher retail prices.
Today the issue is all about “Market Gardens” which is a small farm,
allotment or back garden,which produces for self sufficiency
or sells vegetables, salad or fruit directly to consumers and/or restaurants.
A variety of different plants are grown,
with the emphasis on continual production throughout the year.
This sort of production compliments the large farm supplying the supermarkets who bulk buy.
The next Green Revolution must not only deal with improved seed varieties,
fertilizers and herbicides but pests and pesticides as well.
A reduction in productive land as a result of the world population reaching
7.7 billion with more mouths to feed on less acres.
What Britain needs is a British Brexit Agricultural Policy for Britain
instead of the lunatic scheme to pay farmers to remove livestock from the uplands
and allow it to become a wilderness.
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