Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-Friendly Future
Philip Lymbery and Deborah Meaden Chaired by Matthew Stadlen
Friday, 16 September 2022
£7 - £12.50
Chief executive of Compassion in World Farming Philip Lymbery launches his new book on how humankind and nature can survive the 21st century together and discusses the issues raised with businesswoman, BBC Dragons Den investor and environmental campaigner Deborah Meaden.
Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-Friendly Future takes its title from a United Nations warning that the world’s soils could be gone in a lifetime. Lymbery argues that the food industry is threatening our world. Without soil there will be no food. He challenges us to think about what we buy and eat and its impact on climate change. Lymbery also looks at pioneers bringing the soil back to life and helping wildlife, farm animals and people to thrive whilst protecting the soil.
‘The chilling title is the red flag; the contents, however, lay out all the remedies to save the planet and its species, including ours, and make for absorbing and sometimes terrifying reading. Minutely researched, and written for laymen as well as experts, Sixty Harvests Left reads like a thriller. It deserves to be read worldwide and acted upon immediately. I cannot recommend it highly enough.’ Dame Joanna Lumley
Lymbery will speak about his book before discussing some of the issues with Meaden. She is a successful businesswoman, investor and environmental campaigner best known for her role as a TV Dragon and for her new environmental podcast The big Green Money Show. She balances her business work with a passionate interest in a range of environmental causes including as a fellow of WWF, a patron of Tusk Trust and Compassion in World Farming, and an ambassador for the Marine Conservation Society.
This event is part of a series under the banner Pasture to Plate® that looks at the environmental and health benefits of raising food on pasture and getting it to the consumer quickly through a short supply chain.
Discussions are chaired by former LBC radio host and BBC presenter Matthew Stadlen.