Ecological Ideas & Art : Land Use

‘the authority of eco-knowledge,

geo-powered forces to police the fitness of all

biological organisms and the health of their natural

environments’. Timothy luke

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“In the UK, for example, sheep supply around 1% of our diet in terms of calories. Yet they occupy around 4m hectares of the uplands. This is more or less equivalent to all the land under crops in this country, and more than twice the area of the built environment (1.7m hectares). The rich mosaic of rainforest and other habitats that once covered our hills has been erased, the wildlife reduced to a handful of hardy species. The damage caused is out of all proportion to the meat produced.”

George Monbiot

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