Food security has been a priority for countries globally for nearly a century. In post-war UK, we saw a huge shift in how we farm, from traditional outdoor mixed farming methods to producing the highest quantity of meat at the lowest cost.
This changed how we eat as meat became a normal daily presence on our dinner plates. We have continued since the 50s to make animal farming as ‘efficient’ as possible by selectively breeding animals that grow bigger and quicker, have larger litters, and produce more milk. But this efficiency has come at a considerable cost to people, animals, and the planet.
Farms transitioned into what looks more like a production line than the traditional image of animals roaming around fields. Producing enough and the right kind of food for the large numbers of animals on these farms meant feed production started to be outsourced.
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