Small ideas

Smaje is a social scientist turned grower in Somerset. When he is not working the fields, he is thinking and writing about what a future food system might look like. For him switching out industrial meat for industrial alternative proteins is not the answer to the polycrises we face and he even wrote a book to critique George Monbiot’s book, Regeneris.

The Mint sought to explore with Smaje why his vision of local, low-energy farming systems had to be the future and what that might mean for humanity.

Chris Smaje

Chris is a writer, social scientist and small-scale farmer. He previously taught sociology at the University of Surrey. He has written the books A Small Farm Future and Saying NO to a …

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