Monday, 08th Feb 2021
We are on the brink of a New Agrarian Revolution that will transform the global food system. My new book, Moo’s Law: An Investor’s Guide to the New Agrarian Revolution, sets out why modern intensive farming needs to be overhauled, and how science is fortunately catching up to the problem.
The first major problem is pandemic risk. Covid-19 probably arose due to agricultural malpractice, just like the Spanish Flu, SARS and almost every other pandemic of the last century. A deadly coronavirus circulating among bats was brought to a wet market in Wuhan, China, where it infected an intermediary species (perhaps pangolins) before jumping to humans. This risk is not necessary, but will persist for as long as we keep animals packed together in filthy conditions for our gastronomic pleasure.
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