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George Monbiot: Regenesis

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This event will be BSL Interpreted.

Destroying habitats, reducing biodiversity, polluting our oceans, driving global warming: these are just a few of the problems we have come to associate with intensive farming, even while millions continue to go unfed and undernourished globally. It is clear that we need to find a better way, for the sake of both the planet and its people.

In George Monbiot’s Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet, a hopeful possible future for food and farming is uncovered - one of abundance, nourishment and rewilding. Can the exciting, revelatory science of soil ecology really hold the key to a better, fairer and less destructive system, whilst simultaneously allowing us to rewild vast expanses of land? Can we undo the damage we have already done, and build a new system that truly serves everyone? Join George as he recounts his travels to meet the pioneers of these methods, and offers a glimpse into this possible future - and the hidden universe in the soil that could change everything. Chaired by Peter Jackson - University of Sheffield.

George Monbiot is an author, journalist, political activist and keen environmentalist, with a weekly column in The Guardian. His previous books include Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics in the Age of Crisis and Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding.

Part of our 2022 festival strand


How can we respond to the climate crisis and biosphere collapse?