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Monoculture vs Polyculture | FoodUnfolded Animated Short

Rachel Bailleau

Monocultures cover about 80% of all arable land. This means that on most farmland, just one crop is grown at a time. While monocultures were once believed to be the most efficient way to produce enough food, they are not the silver-bullet solution we had hoped for. So what new challenges have monoculture production left us with, and is there an alternative?


Script & Presentation by Rachel Bailleau

Edited by Jane Alice Liu

Illustrations by Cait Mack

Animations by Eloise Adler

4 Minute Watch
Published August 04 2023

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