Bittersweet Brexit : The Future of Food, Farming, Land and Labour Paperback / softback
*Selected as one of openDemocracy's Best Political Books of 2017*Although widely criticised and hugely wasteful, The Common Agricultural Policy did at least afford British farmers a degree of support.
Post-Brexit, that support will vanish - to be replaced with a woefully misconceived agricultural export drive that cannot possibly deliver.
Bittersweet Brexit suggests a solution: paying workers decent wages in the agricultural sector could radically transform the nature of farming in Britain.
It would improve yields, increase sustainability and ensure greater self-sufficiency at a time when food security is becoming a vital issue.
This scenario provides a progressive, forward-thinking and optimistic future for food and farming in Britain, which, unlike many other industries, is currently being ignored.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Pluto Press
- Publication Date: 12/10/2017
- Category: Food & society
- ISBN: 9780745337708