Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G) says it is “alarmed but unsurprised” at the verdict of the latest Climate Change Committee report, that the UK Government has presided over a “lost decade” of climate change action and mitigation.
The organic group’s chief executive, Roger Kerr, said: “OF&G is alarmed but not unsurprised by the latest Climate Change Committee (CCC) report. The ‘lost decade’ is the tip of the iceberg. Agricultural intensification has escalated over the past 70 years and has undoubtedly contributed to many adverse impacts on the environment.
“We have been advocating for a joined up and transformative approach that is will be necessary to resolve these complex issues, and within that we have been emphasising the scientifically proven benefits that organic delivers within that context.
“The climate crisis is the single biggest threat we face. To mitigate the risks a much bolder, cohesive legislative framework is now desperately needed”
“The goal of climate-neutrality should provide sufficient motivation for government to back proven, environmentally favourable farming practices like organic without the need to re-invention.
“The climate crisis is the single biggest threat we face. To mitigate the risks a much bolder, cohesive legislative framework is now desperately needed. If the CCC report tells us anything it is that Government now needs to step up and take real leadership, as evidenced by our near neighbours, to ensure that the necessary transformation to a more environmentally benign food production systems is undertaken in a structured and managed way.”
Main image: Roger Kerr. OF&G