The Killing Of The Countryside

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Over then past fifty years the British countryside has changed out of all recognition. A wide range of wildlife species are disappearing - victims of modern intensive farming, of pesticides and fertilisers and the sheer relentless pressure to maximise output from every hedge bank and field corner. It need not have happened. The loss of our wildlife and countryside has come about through a deliberate and sustained national policy, one that costs the British people 8 billion a year.

The Killing of the Countryside is a devastating attack on modern British agricultural policy and practice and a plea for a return to natural cycles, an end to subsidies and the domination of agribusiness, and for a safe, sustainable farming system.

Winner of the 1997 BP Natural World Book Award.

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"A brave, much-needed book" ( Guardian)

"I fully support this book's profound and Blake-like charge, which is laid not just against the mere farmers and the agricultural community, but against our whole society" (John Fowles The Sunday Times)

"A scathing attack... He explodes the myth of cheap food with a few simple statistics that even the dimmest politician should be able to grasp, and shows rural Britain devastated by the politics of unthinking subsidy" ( New Statesman)

"A modern Grapes of Wrath... I have seldom read a more meticulous and devastating case for the prosecution" ( The Times)

"Absolute dynamite... It's so invigorating to hear the case for truly sustainable, countryside-friendly agriculture mappd out so passionately" ( BBC Wildlife)

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'A foreceful, informed and authoritative account of farming and the countryside' - Spectator

Winner of the BP Natural World Book Award

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