A little while back I wrote about a planned 8,100 cow mega-dairy, and followed up on a spokesperson's astounding assertion that "cows do not belong in fields." Now the war against huge farms is continuing, with the agro-industry mounting a counter offensive against campaigners. Over at The Independent, the new head of the Soil Association, Helen Browning, explains why her team won't back down in the face of libel threats from a gigantic pig farming operation: "I think most people are trying to make their way in life the best way they can, with different views and perspectives on things. But when I start to see people start to try and silence other people's views I start to feel rather queasy. It makes you more convinced that you have to keep putting that other perspective on the table."