The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Planning and Environmental Impact Design: from EIA to EID
Chapter: Chapter 7 Agriculture, farming and countryside policy

Healthy food

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Producing low-quality food produces a low-quality landscape. Crawford argues that if grazing animals are prevented from eating the dark green leaves of woody plants they will suffer from coronary heart disease, as will humans who eat their flesh (Crawford & Marsh, 1989:223). The BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopy) scare would not have happened if European producers had concentrated on high quality food produced by traditional methods. Rich countries should focus their economies on the production of high-value goods. The British-owned sector of the UK car industry died, and the steel-industry nearly died, as a result of aiming to be a volume producer instead of a quality producer.