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The topsoil and the soil

Regenesis – Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet
Forfatter: George Monbiot
Forlag: Allen Lane, (Storbritannia)

With a renewed will to go deeper, Monbiot in this new book digs down to the roots, the very foundation of our modern way of life. He finds that this foundation, that the earth itself is about to fail. Or better, it is we who have failed the earth. The soil we are talking about here is specifically the soil under our feet, the topsoil and the soil that is used to grow what we eat, but also the land and the landscape, everything that agriculture uses to produce food.

From fine-tuned gardener observations in the apple orchard and detective work to find out why his kayak rivers have become full of green slime, the author moves to global issues that are built into tight and convincing arguments. The conclusion is that we need a new and all-encompassing one agriculturesrevolution. Monbiot is polemical and, as usual, allows himself some ladle kicks and pointed formulations. . .

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Anders Dunker
Philosopher. Regular literary critic in Ny Tid. Translator.

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