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Pasture to Plate®. Grass-Fed Nation: Getting back the Food we Deserve

Graham Harvey Interviewed by Robin Hicks

Saturday, 30 March 2019

12:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£7 - £12.50

Journalist and scriptwriter for The Archers Graham Harvey says modern agriculture has locked us into an unhealthy circle and makes the case for a return to grass-fed food. And he talks about his time working on Radio 4’s long-running farm-based radio soap opera.

Harvey says the traditional grass-fed meat and dairy products have been replaced by grain-fed food and processed factory foods. Meanwhile, we are seeing an epidemic of disease from diabetes to heart disease and cancer. Harvey argues that meat, dairy foods and eggs that come from animals grazing on pasture are good for us and good for the planet.

Harvey has written on food and farming for Farmers’ Weekly, the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail, New Scientist and Country Life, and is founder of the Oxford Real Farming Conference. He has written more than 600 episodes of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers and is currently the programme’s agricultural advisor. His first book, The Killing of the Countryside, won the BP Natural World Book Prize.  Here he talks to former BBC Radio 4 Farming Today presenter and former director of both the Royal Agricultural Society and the Royal Smithfield Show Robin Hicks.

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