In The Weekend Australian there was an article by Paige Taylor which gives me hope. And oh, gosh, she got her lead from Quadrant!
LONG-HELD views that farmers have blithely plundered the Australian environment - raping the soil, polluting the rivers, killing off species and hastening global warming - are for the first time being challenged as a green myth.Here's the article in the Aus.
Rather than the popular belief that Australian agriculture is destroying the environment, there is an emerging counterview that responsible modern farming helps preserve the land.
Here's a direct link ot the Quadrant article.