Meals is already brief. We will’t afford natural | Remark

Agriculture without pesticides or manmade nitrogenous fertilisers is a guarantee of falling yields and higher prices, says Dominic Lawson

Agriculture with out pesticides or artifical nitrogenous fertilisers is a assure of falling yields and better costs, says Dominic Lawson


As meals shortages loom, Dominic Lawson’s column “Go natural and the poorest will endure the implications” (Remark, final week) raises necessary factors. A examine by Cranfield College, the Natural Analysis Centre and Studying College signifies that if meals manufacturing in England and Wales have been wholly natural, whole output can be solely 64 per cent of that below standard farming. Will increase in natural meals manufacturing imply much less meals total.
Tony Lawrence, Little Neston, Cheshire

Fallow for too lengthy
Lawson is spot-on about enabling agricultural innovation. The approaching laws to encourage gene-editing in agriculture is lengthy overdue.

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