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Pasture to Plate®: How to Nourish the World

Hans Herren and Philip Lymbery

Saturday, 30 March 2019

2:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Entomologist, farmer and world expert in biological control of crop pests Professor Hans Herren explains his vision for a world free of hunger and misery where everyone can live in peace and in harmony with nature.

Herren argues that we produce enough food to feed the world’s population twice over yet much of it is cheap products with low nutritional value grown at great cost to the environment and large parts of the world go hungry. He says farmers in the developing world need support to grow healthy food based on sustainable agricultural practices free of chemical pesticides and fertilisers. Herren says a sustainable approach to food production is the only way to feed the world in the face of climate change and increasing scarcity of resources.

Herren is president and chief executive of the Washington-based Millennium Institute, which aims to improve the welfare of individuals on every continent by working with stakeholders to meet the challenges of sustainable development, and founder of the Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development. He won the World Food Prize and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for his work on biological control in Africa that averted a food crisis and saved an estimated 20 million lives. Here he is in conversation with Philip Lymbery, chief executive of Compassion in World Farming, and author of Farmageddon: The True Cost of Meat and Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were.

This event is part of a series under the banner Pasture to Plate that look at the environmental and health benefits of raising food on pasture and getting it to the consumer quickly through a short supply chain.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden