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A Farm for the Future – last chance to see on BBCi Player

There are just 8 hours left to watch the programme,  ‘A Farm for the Future’  via the BBCi player

 A fascinating look into the future of farming, wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the futFarming Without Fossil Fuelsure, and discovers that nature holds the key.

With her father close to retirement, she returned to her family farm in Devon, but last year’s high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca, with many of her neighbours going bankrupt due to the price hike in everything from tractor diesel, contractors bills, animal feed and fertiliser.

 Realising that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is, and explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel.

(we first bogged about this programme when it was originally aired in February)

See also, the study by Chatham House “Food Supply in the 21st Century: The New Dynamic”