Wednesday, May 17, 2006

British Farmers Facing Extinction With Skylarks

A study released by Britain's Soil Association shows that organic farming can "help reverse a sharp decline in Britain's agricultural workforce, creating on average 32 percent more jobs than conventional farming."

"The decline in the agricultural workforce has been just as dramatic as the decline of skylarks," Soil Association policy director Peter Melchett told a news conference, referring to the British bird whose population has fallen sharply

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