Tag: Veganism

A hard pill to swallow: animal agriculture is killing us off
Science and Technology, UK Politics

A hard pill to swallow: animal agriculture is killing us off

When we think of British farmers and animal agriculture we often think of them as custodians of an idyllic land, tending to their flocks that wander and graze over the rich, green grass of the British Isles. Maybe this image evokes some essence of national pride, especially knowing that we are somewhat better than other nations in food standards - like the US with their chlorinated chicken. Whilst some don’t like to admit it, this is likely down to EU legislation. Despite this, lurking in our land of hope and glory there are more than 800 American-style 'mega farms' in the UK.  The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reported that between 2010 and 2016, over 4000 smaller farms have closed as a consequence of the rise of these mega-farms. Considering t...