UK farming subsidies shortchanging the public that pay them

Relevant to our Uplands & Moorlands event last week:  UK farming subsidies are short-changing the public that pay them by billions of pounds a year in lost environmental and social benefits, according to a major new study. But reforming the system to ensure most of the £3bn a year given to farmers is spent on improving access to attractive countryside, protectingwildlife and cutting greenhouse gases could produce annual benefits of over £18bn, an international team of 29 academics concluded.

Source:  The Guardian, Thursday 4 July 2013 19.00

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