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Philip Lymbery

Philip will be on the Food for Thought Stage on Saturday of the Food Fair.


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.

At the Food Fair he will debut his new talk 'The Moral Maze of Milk'

Philip will be talking about how our food choices impact wildlife and the environment following his global investigation for his book Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were that lays bare the myths that prop up factory farming. Whilst in Brazil, Philip saw first-hand how the industrial production of soya is expanding, wiping out whole ecosystems. This made him stop and wonder: by drinking soya milk, was he fuelling this devastation? And what about other plant-based milks? How do they compare to dairy milk? In his talk for the River Cottage Food Fair Philip will explore the 'Moral Maze of Milk' and what we can do to save the planet with healthy food.

We welcomed Philip to the Festival last year and are delighted to have him back for the Food Fair, speaking on our Food for Thought stage.

Philip is the author of three books, Farmegeddon, Farmegeddon in Pictures and Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were. 

Compassion in World Farming is a rapidly growing international charity that has 250,000 supporters and has well-connected patrons such as Joanna Lumley, Penelope Keith, former director of Friends of the Earth Jonathon Porritt and Jilly Cooper.