As the climate, biodiversity and food supply crises become ever more urgent, George Monbiot and Minette Batters debate the major issues facing farming and society, and the plans for future food production from the small-holding to the astonishing potential of new food technologies, such as precision fermentation. What are the implications for consumers, farmers and the living world? Monbiot is a Guardian columnist and the author of Feral, Regenesis and Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis. He won the Orwell Prize for journalism in 2022 for his decades-long commitment to neglected environmental issues. Minette Batters is a farmer and the President of the National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales.
Chaired by Jane Davidson, Chair of Wales Net Zero 2035 and former Chair of the Wales Inquiry of Food, Farming and Countryside Commission. Currently Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and author of #futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country