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Half of UK agricultural land should be rewilded, says former chief scientific advisor

Professor Sir Ian Boyd, formerly of the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs(Defra), says farmers could be paid for growing trees and storing carbon instead of livestock farming.

A former chief scientific advisor in the UK has said that half of the UK’s farmland should be returned to nature or “rewilded” and farmers paid instead for planting trees and storing carbon to tackle the environmental crisis.

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