Search results for: soil loss

Saving Our Bacon

Farmfree foods might be the only thing that gets us – and much of the rest of the living world – through this century.

Crisis? What Crisis?

The government’s refusal to respond to our democratic emergency is one symptom of systemic political failure

Eating the Earth

A rough transcript of my speech at the Oxford Farmers’ Conference debate, on the motion “This House Believes Eating Meat Will Be A Thing of the Past by 2100”

Everything Must Go

Economic growth will destroy everything. There’s no way of greening it – we need a new system.

Insectageddon

The scale and speed of environmental collapse is beyond imagination.

Unlucky Number

We face (at least) 13 major crises, some of which are immediate. It’s time for some hard thinking about how we confront them.

Danger Mice

Beware of politicians making themselves look big by inflating security threats

Code of Silence

Almost all the issues worth debating are left unmentioned in this election.

Ploughing On Regardless

Almost all other issues are superficial by comparison to soil loss. So why don’t we talk about it?

The Biogas Disaster

How the perverse consequences of a great idea are destroying the natural world.

Real Life

This coronavirus is the wake-up call for a complacent civilisation.

Fossil Rebellion

In the midst of climate breakdown, governments around the world are funding and protecting the fossil fuel industry

Landlocked

Bullying and intimidation dominate the British countryside, as landowners and shooters assert their power.

An Electrifying Idea

What if we abandoned photosynthesis as the means of producing food, and released most of the world’s surface from agriculture?

Butchery of the Planet

Defending the living world and its people requires a shift from meat to a plant-based diet

Payments for Not Mugging Old Ladies

This is George Monbiot’s response to the government consultation document Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit