What’s the best way of farming for nature?

What decisions can you make to reduce the impact of your food choices on biodiversity?

Food production has a greater impact on biodiversity and land use than any other human activity. Intensive high-yield farming systems generally get a bad press; one that focusses on greater greenhouse gas emissions, antimicrobial resistance, pandemic risk and poorer animal welfare. But is intensive farming really so bad? In this talk I’ll look at the impacts of different farming systems, with a focus on biodiversity, and how we can figure out the best ways to farm for the environment, people and our livestock.

Harriet Bartlett

Harriet Bartlett is a PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge, researching sustainable livestock production. She researches the consequences of alternative livestock systems on biodiversity, climate, animal welfare, antibiotic use and pandemic risk. She’s currently focused on UK and Brazilian pigs, and aims to identify systems with least compromise for people, the planet and our pigs.

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