Saving the earth: a sustainable future for soils and water.
This report sets out a framework for a new integrated land management policy for England that addresses this alarming issue and protects soils and water. Historic UK agricultural policy has had at its core the twin objectives of providing affordable food to consumers and maintaining a fair standard of living for farmers. Environmental objectives were later bolted on, meaning that agricultural and environmental policies have never been integrated. Further, the framework outlines a long-term land management policy for England which will deliver a thriving farming industry within a functioning ecosystem. This will require collaboration and compromise.