When the United Nations predicted that the world’s soil could be lost within a lifetime, Philip Lymbery, described as one of the most influential people in the food industry, set out to uncover how the food we eat is threatening the planet.
Put simply, without soils there will be no food: game over. And time is running out.
Lymbery goes behind the scenes of industrial farming and confronts ‘Big Agriculture’, where mega-farms, chemicals and animal cages are sweeping the countryside and jeopardising the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the nature that we treasure.
In his investigations, however, he also finds hope in the pioneers who are battling to bring landscapes back to life, who are rethinking farming methods, rediscovering traditional techniques and developing technologies to feed an ever-expanding global population.
Impassioned, balanced and persuasive, Philip Lymbery not only demonstrates why future harvests matter more than ever, but reveals how we can restore our planet for a nature-friendly future.