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Simon Fairlie

Simon Fairlie worked for 20 years as an agricultural labourer, vineworker, shepherd, fisherman, builder and stonemason before being ensnared by the computer in 1990.

He was a 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 ten years. He now runs Chapter 7, an organization that provides planning advice to smallholders and other low income people in the countryside.

He 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 (Jon Carpenter, 1996).

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    A Benign Extravagance

    The Guardian's George Monbiot, a major advocate for the global benefits of a vegan diet, read Meat, and changed his mind. Author and farmer Simon Fairlie provides compelling evidence that a sustainable food system should incorporate livestock animals, and that attempting to exclude them is missing the point.


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