If we want a more sustainable food system, we can’t start by convincing farmers to change their practices. We first have to make sure it’s possible for them to do that
The Future of Farming is Not Farming
Sarah Mock
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What you write here is of fundamental importance. Europe spends almost 60 billlions euros per year as help for farmers and agriculture. Almost 40–45 billions go away to finance farmers on very strange rules mostly based on the “area” of cultivation (surface in square meters) and farming. In the last years, our politicians tried to change the funding criteria without success. At the present, the European Union has promoted a public action, were each European citizen can freely describe his own idea for the future of agriculture. Of course, such ideas will be collected and will be the basis for the future agriculture politics.

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