Words by Samuel Moppett
Photography by Leo Williams
Illustration by Frederick North

    Graham Harvey (agricultural story editor for Radio 4’s The Archers) talks about our evolution of interest in food, and is on a quest ― a save our planet with real farms producing real food quest. I’ll sit on the fence and use Menai Jones and her families dairy farm as an example for his idea. Do they have a great product, could milk straight from a cow farmed on pasture be that much better for us than cows kept in sheds and no grass in sight?  

    Have our generation’s minds been that warped by corporations and forgotten the true meaning of food? Most dairy farmers in the UK have suffered. When I first started writing this article, I couldn’t escape the subject of dairy farming. I wondered if we knew enough about agriculture to give the support it deserves ― I certainly do not. I grew up with my grandmother picking up the local milk delivery from her doorstep every Wednesday. She’d work out exactly the right amount of money in coins and leave it for the milkman who occasionally knocked on the door to say ‘hello’ if he was feeling chatty. I now come home to orange top milk and my father talking about 1% fat content.

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