Mega-Dairy Plans Scrapped. For Now.
Plans for US-style mega-dairies had many UK food activists worried but, for now at least, they are savoring the sweet taste of victory. The Soil Association reports that a planning application for the UK's largest dairy farm was officially withdrawn on Wednesday. Emma Hockbridge, head of policy for the Soil Association, says that activists should not get too excited though: "...this is one down one to go. There is another planned 'mega' farm in Derbyshire - an intensive pig unit for 2,500 mother pigs (sows) and around 20,000 piglets which will spend all of their lives indoors."