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The Future of Sustainable Agriculture @ SLCU, Festival of Plants 2015

last modified May 26, 2015 10:16 AM

Land Sparing or Land Sharing panel debate

A panel discussion on evidence-based approaches to sustainability in agriculture was held on Friday 15 May, as part of the  Cambridge University Botanic Garden's Festival of Plants and hosted by the Sainsbury Laboratory. The panellists were Caroline Drummond Leaf, UK, Professor Jane Hill, University of York, Professor Charles Godfray, University of Oxford and Professor Ottoline Leyser who moderated the discussion.

There was a lively discussion on the variety of issues related to land use, fueled by the questions from the audience. Recognising the limitations of the local constraints of the land ecology, policy and economy was one of the underlying themes and in particular trying to address the conflicting needs of various stakeholders: Do we eat less meat to save the planet or eat more to save the local farmers?

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