George Monbiot: ‘On a vegan planet, Britain could feed 200 million people’

The author, Guardian columnist and environmental campaigner answers your questions on farming, fuel and plant-based food

If the UK switched to a plant-based diet – and used regenerative farming to produce food on the arable land we have (not using artificial fertilisers or pesticides) – how much could we be self-sufficient in food, percentage-wise? dad_climate

The calculations that partly address it have been done by the author and small-scale dairy farmer Simon Fairlie, updating the earlier work of the ecologist Kenneth Mellanby.

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