The Farmer and His Prince
Bertram Verhag (2014)
The Farmer and His Prince is an English language film produced by German film director Bertram Verhag. It features an in-depth tour of His Royal Highness Prince Charles’s organic farm at High Gatehouse in Gloucestershire and substantive discussions with the Prince of Wales himself on industrial agriculture, factory farming, genetic modification, global warming and sustainable organic farming.
Prince Charles, the world’s most high profile organic farmer, converted his estate to organic agriculture in the 1980s. He raises sheep, dairy cows, rare breed pigs and a range of foot crops. Although he plays little role in the day-to-day management of the farm, he conducts tours there and is active in lobbying government policymakers and the food industry – both in Great Britain and internationally.
His farm supplies local hotels and markets and presently turns a small profit.
I wouldn’t refer to someone who plays no role in the day-to-day management of a farm a ” farmer”. He’s a landowner who supports organic farming. That’s nice that he does but it doesn’t make him a farmer by any stretch of the imagination. It’s an insult to the people who actually do get their hands dirty.
Excellent point, Ecofeminist – one I can’t argue with.
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