Farming can be sustainable – this is how

Intensive farming practices are having an impact on the environment, including through degrading soil and contributing to global warming.
From integrating crops and livestock, to plant-derived pesticides, here are three ways agriculture can be more sustainable.

Intensive agriculture may be nourishing most of the Earth’s inhabitants, but it’s doing the opposite to earth itself. Its dependence on singular crops, heavy ploughing machinery, fossil-fuel based fertilisers and pesticides is degrading our soils, wildlife and nutrient cycles, and contributing a quarter of the planet’s unwanted extra heat.

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