Europe currently is heavily dependent on imports for food products as well as animal feed, particularly soy and corn. But that could all change, if only Europe would change its diet, adopt agroecological practices and more tightly coordinate livestock and crop growing land to recycle manure and reduce nitrogen imports. That’s the central argument of an article posted June 18 in the magazine OneEarth.

Gilles Billen, researcher at Pierre and Marie Curie University and member of CNRS, the French scientific research agency, and his colleagues claimed to have calculated a way for Europe to free itself from dependency

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