Past Event
Talks & Debate

Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat

Wed 26 Mar 2014

This is Philip Lymbery and Isabel Oakenshott's eye-opening account of the worldwide crisis in mega-farming that threatens our countryside, health and the quality of our food.

We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating. Join New Writing South for a discussion about the global effects of mega-farming, the impact it has on our own lives and what we can do in support of a more sustainable future.

Their investigation reveals the truth about crisis of antibiotics and resistant superbugs, the destruction of wildlife and the decimation of the bee population, the hoovering of fish from the oceans and the epidemic waste that underpins the mega-farming model. It is both a wake-up call to change our current food production and eating practices and an attempt to find a way to a better farming future.

Author and CEO of Compassion in World Farming, Philip Lymbery, will be discussing this ground-breaking book with Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

A devastating indictment of cheap meat and factory farming. Don’t turn away: it demands reading and deserves the widest possible audience’ Joanna Lumley

Philip Lymbery is the CEO of leading international farm animal welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming and a prominent commentator on the effects of industrial farming.

Caroline Lucas is the MP for Brighton Pavilion. She served as Leader of the Green Party of England & Wales from 2008 to 2012. A passionate campaigner on the environment, social justice and human rights, Caroline has received a range of awards for her work.