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Farmageddon garners widespread acclaim

News Section Icon Published 12/02/2014

Farmageddon, a book by Compassion in World Farming's CEO Philip Lymbery with political journalist Isabel Oakeshott, has received a fantastic reception in the media.

Reviewers are impressed by the powerful arguments presented against factory farming in the book. Lucy Siegle of The Observer describes Farmageddon as "a wholesale destruction of the myths that are used to sell intensive agriculture to populations around the world."

Tom Fort describes the book in The Telegraph as a "deft exposé of the nightmare world of factory farming".

Tristram Stuart, in his Guardian review, says: "informed enough to be appalled, and moderate enough to persuade us to take responsibility for the system that feeds us", adding: "this catalogue of devastation will convince anyone who doubts that industrial farming is causing ecological meltdown."

Farmageddon evidently leaves a lasting impression. Camilla Swift writes in The Spectator that she found descriptions of the "mutation involved" in intensive farming a "shocking revelation". Mike McCarthy defines the book in The Independent as "an unforgettable indictment of the new hyper-industrialised agriculture". Bryan Appleyard of The Sunday Times (paywall) is left astounded at the "sheer perversity of our food system".

The book makes a "distinctive and important contribution" to its genre, according to Felicity Cloake of the New Statesman, and Lucy Siegle defines Farmageddon as a "classic polemic".

In the Evening Standard, Alex Renton praises Farmageddon for its readability, describing it as "unusually punchy and fast-paced".

Journalists have also praised Compassion in reviews of Farmageddon. Julia Glotz of The Grocer says Compassion is "one of the smartest, most high-profile campaign groups around". Mike McCarthy describes Compassion as an "estimable British charity" and Alex Renton writes that "when CIWF gets noisy on an issue, it is worth listening to".

Farmageddon is available on Amazon, Book Depository, Waterstones, WHSmith and all good bookshops.

All proceeds from the book will go to Compassion in World Farming.

Find out more about how factory farming affects people, animals and our planet.


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