Humans have engaged in agriculture — the use of land for plant and animal production — for more than 10,000 years. Fertilisers, irrigation, mechanisation and genetic engineering have all served to increase harvests and support unprecedented levels of human population. Recently, however, the true environmental costs of these techniques have become clearer, and the Earth is paying the price.

Controlling our yields
Impacts on the environment
Sustainable agriculture
In Central and Eastern Europe
The role of consumers

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