Sir – European countries, not in the EU, chose to support their farmers to a greater extent than the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) does and, if we are serious about reversing the environmental damage done by CAP, then we need to invest more, target better and enthuse farmers to deliver.
As George Monbiot suggests (The one good thing about Brexit? Leaving the EU’s disgraceful farming system, October 10th), there is a real chance to revive the health of the nation’s soil which will improve the quality of our water and our ability to feed ourselves and future generations. This is an opportunity to seize.
Director of policy at Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
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