Ed Sheeran slammed by farmers over UK rewilding plans because it could increase carbon emissions

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FUMING farmers said Ed Sheeran’s plans to buy land, plant trees and regenerate parts of the country could increase carbon emissions.

They say his project will increase imports by harming Britain’s ability to produce its own food.

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Ed Sheeran’s plans to rewild parts of the country could increase carbon emissions, farmers say

The singer, 30, wants to plant “as many trees as possible” in a bid to offset his high carbon content from world tours.

Sheeran, who lives on a 16 acre estate in Suffolk, told BBC Radio London: “I am trying to bring the UK back to life as much as possible.

“I love my riding and I love the wildlife and the environment.

“I feel like I’m going to get my head bitten every time I say this, because my job is not an extremely sustainable job because I’m going to play in the cities, but I’m doing my best.”

But Cardiff dairy farmer Abi Reader said: “Planting our limited food lands with trees is not the solution. “

And a sheep farmer has slammed online “the panicking decisions made by wealthy, overpaid celebrities with a bad conscience.”

The singer, 30, wants to plant

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