Our CEO, Philip Lymbery, is set to talk about his book Farmageddon at the Decatur Book Festival, the biggest independent book festival in the US, on Saturday 30th August.
He will bring with him a stark warning: that the hyper industrial farming model pioneered in the US is pushing the country to a tipping point.
Philip says: “In an attempt to feed the world we are in danger of sleepwalking into Farmageddon. The rampant and seemingly unending industrialisation of agriculture in the United States is bringing with it a deeply diminished countryside, surging disease, unhealthy food, and growing world hunger.
“Through Farmageddon, I’m exposing the true cost of cheap meat and calling for urgent action to save the countryside and ensure a future based on decent, nutritious food for all.”
The book also warns of a new wave of industrialisation based on the US model being exported across the globe, bringing the same problems to Europe and other parts of the world.
Philip’s talk at the Decatur Book Festival is free to the public.