UN says we need a revolution

04-15-2008

UN group calls for revolution in world agriculture, a return to ecologically sensitive farming techniques, and a reduction in distance between farm and fork. Current production has created unequal benefits and at high social and environmental cost; farming is responsible for more than one-third of world's most degraded land, study by 400 experts shows.

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