By Charlie Pye-Smith

Golden fields, ripening apples, lowing farm animals: our concept of the panorama has been formed via agriculture, as has the land itself. yet in a fast-changing global, how does the nice British geographical region proceed to supply the meals we eat?Most humans residing in Britain at the present time needs to return numerous generations prior to they locate an ancestor who labored at the land. How a lot can we relatively learn about people who find themselves providing us with the main crucial issues in lifestyles: our day-by-day bread and butter, meat and fish, fruit and vegetables?

In Land of Plenty Charlie Pye-Smith travels the size and breadth of those isles to discover the little-understood international of British agriculture. From ultramodern indoor dairy devices generating hundreds of thousands of litres of milk a yr to small, outdated farms making cheese with twenty or thirty cows, and from landowners whose households have farmed an identical fields for hundreds of years to tenants who've simply joined the undefined, Pye-Smith investigates the undying connection among land and folks within the twenty-first century.

Revealing the dairy in Somerset and Gloucestershire; pork within the Scottish Borders; sheep in North Yorkshire; pigs and chook in East Anglia and Hampshire; greens in Norfolk; and fruit in Essex and the West state, Land of Plenty is a colorful and profitable travelogue that will get to the very center of recent British life.

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