Philip Lymbery is chief executive of the international farm-animal-welfare organisation Compassion in World Farming. In a position he has held since 2005, 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 was appointed an ambassadorial ‘Champion’ for the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021. He has also spearheaded Compassion in World Farming’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. A columnist for the Scotsman, his first book, Farmageddon, was listed as a Book of the Year by The Times.
Philip joins Toppings to give a talk on his book Sixty Harvests Left, which not only reveals how industrial farming is ruining our soils but shows how we can adapt to restore the planet for a nature-friendly future.