Meat: A Benign Extravagance by Simon Fairlie, 9781856230551
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This book is a masterpiece: original, challenging and brilliantly argued. Simon Fairlie is a great thinker and a great writer. George Monbiot, Environmental and political activist, author and journalist
About the author
Simon Fairlie worked for 20 years variously as an agricultural labourer, vine-worker, shepherd, fisherman, builder and stonemason before being ensnared by the computer in 1990. Simon was co-editor of The Ecologist magazine for four years, before joining a community farm in 1994 where he managed the cows, pigs and a working horse for 10 years. He now runs Chapter 7, an organisation that provides planning advice to smallholders and other low income people in the countryside. Simon is also editor of The Land magazine, and earns a living by selling scythes. He is the author of Low Impact Development: Planning and People in a Sustainable Countryside.
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