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ORFC 2020: Linking Sustainable and Healthy Diets to Farming Outputs

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In this debate at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2020, panelists discuss the future of UK farming, and what constitutes a sustainable diet. How might lab grown food impact farming? What is the role of meat and livestock? What can the UK produce in a truly sustainable way?

George Monbiot, journalist and author, sets out a challenging case for a future without farming. Richard Young, Policy Director at the Sustainable Food Trust addresses some of the statistics and assumptions about livestock. Journalist Joanna Blythman argues that plant-based diets lack essential micro-nutrients and explains why our diets must reflect the productive capacity of our land, whilst organic farmer Peter Segger calls for us to value real, local food and reminds us to

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