Rise of the vegan vegetable: the farmers who shun animal manure | Patrick Barkham

Vegans are increasingly looking for ways to grow their fruit, vegetables and cereals without animal manure“An olive orchard cultivated in a conventional manner is a bloody wound in nature,” declares Johannes Eisenbach as he drives – fast – south along the gleaming new Greek motorways towards Kalamata. The olives are harvested, the branches are burned, and all these nutritional elements leave the olive grove and never return.Eisenbach is an ebullient German with a Bluetooth receiver in his ear, constantly switching between Greek, German and English as he takes calls from...

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By: The Guardian - Saturday, 12 January

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