Farmageddon in Pictures: The True Cost of Cheap Meat – in bite-sized pieces by Philip Lymbery
Synopsis: Farmageddon: the quiet revolution of mega-farming that is threatening our countryside, farms, and food.
Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating–as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our health and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world.
Farmageddon is a fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of a runaway industry across the world–from the UK, Europe and the USA, to China, Argentina, Peru, and Mexico. 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.
Published: May 2017 | ISBN: 978-1408873465
“This incredibly important book should be read by anyone who cares about people, the planet, and particularly, animals” – Jilly Cooper
“Lymbery brings to this essential subject the perspective of a seasoned campaigner – he is informed enough to be appalled, and moderate enough to persuade us to take responsibility for the system that feeds us” – Guardian Book of the Week
“This meaty account makes a distinctive and important contribution, eschewing the narrowly domestic focus of many of its predecessors in favour of a global investigation … An engaging read – and it also gives a full enough picture of the situation in the UK to preclude any smugness on the part of the British reader. Anyone after a realistic account of our global food chain, and the changes necessary for a sustainable future, will find much to get their teeth into here” – Felicity Cloake, New Statesman
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