Future of food: The Ploughing shows how we can beef up the economy

Future of food: The Ploughing shows how we can beef up the economy

Agriculture is still the biggest indigenous industry but global demand for food is still growing

While at the National Ploughing Championships last year, in truth I felt like a bit of a fraud mooching among the Massey Fergusons. My suburban Dun Laoghaire is about as far from an upbringing in the Irish countryside as you are likely to have on this island.

Yet, when you look a little closer, most of my Dublin teenage friends had at least one grandparent from the land.

Although not so much the case for...

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