Why the UN Food Systems Summit is Crucial for Animals, People and the Planet
As a lifelong naturalist who lives on a farm, I am acutely aware of how food, nature and the countryside are interlinked.
The other day, I managed to capture on film my first face-on barn owl whilst out walking. It was a very special moment. But this spring, I also watched a field being ploughed, only to discover that the soil had no worms. The local gulls that follow ploughs came to the same assessment and quickly flew off. A grassy patch that attracted a prospective pair of scarce woodlarks was ploughed under. Then came the chemicals spraying weeds away and insects too, that would otherwise feed hungry wildlife with their seeds and larvae.
Read the full blog at: https://wfa.org/a-new-future-for-food/