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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.

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.

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 will be talking about the world, illustrating his talk with extracts from his book. Dead Zone takes the reader on a journey around the world, travelling from the rainforests of the Amazon to the Midwest plains of America; the palm plantations of Sumatra to the volcanic diversity of Galapagos; the grasslands of England to the Malaysian jungle. In a global safari focussing on some of the world’s most endangered species, it exposes a little known but key factor in their demise: the cheap meat on supermarket shelves. This sequel to Farmageddon lays bare the myths that prop up factory farming and shows what we can do to save the planet with healthy food.