Farmageddon in Pictures is a wake-up call to change our current food production and eating practices - delivered in handy bite-sized piecesAn illustrated and infographic edition of the best-selling FarmageddonCompassion 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 CooperFor fans of Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, Felicity Lawrence's Not On the Label, Joanna Blythman's Shopped and Channel 4's Food Unwrapped, Farmageddon has the potential to define a generation akin to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and Rachel Carson's Silent SpringDocumentary coverage available, as a film crew have been covering Lymbery's visits to farms in California, China, Argentina, Peru, Mexico and EuropePhilip 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.Farmageddon in Pictures is a wake-up call to change our current food production and eating practices - delivered in handy, bite-sized pieces. Clear, direct text, lavishly illustrated with full-colour photography and infographics, this is a fascinating and terrifying investigation behind the closed doors of a global runaway industry. How do we find a way to a better farming future?Farmageddon in Pictures: the infographic edition of the best-selling FarmageddonIntroduction 1. Nature 2. Health 3. Why Animals Matter 4. Resources 5. The Solutions References Index AcknowledgementsLymbery brings to this essential subject the perspective of a seasoned campaigner - he is informed enough to be appalled, and moderate enough to persuade us to take responsibility for the system that feeds usThis eye-opening book, urging a massive rethink of how we raise livestock and how we feed the world, deserves global recognitionA devastating indictment of cheap meat and factory farming. Don't turn away: it demands reading and deserves the widest possible audienceThis incredibly important book should be read by anyone who cares about people, the planet, and particularly, animalsOffers the kind of realistic and compassionate solutions on which our prospects for a truly sustainable world dependThis meaty account makes a distinctive and important contribution, eschewing the narrowly domestic focus of many of its predecessors in favour of a global investigation ... An engaging read - and it also gives a full enough picture of the situation in the UK to preclude any smugness on the part of the British reader. Anyone after a realistic account of our global food chain, and the changes necessary for a sustainable future, will find much to get their teeth into hereThere's no end to techno-idiocy in pursuit of profit. But far more concerning is Lymbery's contention that the wastefulness of feeding human-edible plants and fish to animals is not just absurd but catastrophic. The main reason for hacking down the remaining South American forest is to grow soy to feed the pigs and chickens of China
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Philip Lymbery is Chief Executive of the international farm-animal-welfare organisation Compassion in World Farming. He has played a leading role in many major animal welfare reforms, including Europe-wide bans on veal crates for calves and barren battery cages for laying hens. He also spearheaded Compassion's engagement with more than 1,000 food companies worldwide, leading to genuine improvements in the lives of more than two billion farm animals every year. He was appointed an ambassadorial 'Champion' for the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021. A columnist for the Scotsman, his first book, Farmageddon, was listed as a Book of the Year by The Times. His other books are Dead Zone and Sixty Harvests Left. A visiting professor at the University of Winchester, he is also a keen ornithologist.