I have been a follower of Colin Tudge for quite a few years and his theories on how to feed people in a sustainable way are clearly stated in a number of his books. In this latest book “Six Steps Back to the Land” he sets out the clear advantages of smaller scale mixed farming as an efficient a sustainable way of producing food. Reading a book by Colin is like having a conversation with the writer or just listening to somebody. His prose is totally unpretentious and a very easy read. Taking on board his ideas might require more effort and certainly an open mind, but his logic seems unchalengable. I’m certainly not a farmer and will never be in the business of producing food, but I found the book very absorbing and it totally persuasive. In a sense, This book can be seen as the antidote to Peter Lymbery’s “Farmageddon”.