Farmageddon

  • by Philip Lymbery, Isabel Oakeshott
  • Narrated by Julian Elfer
  • 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating - as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health, and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world.


Our health is under threat: half of all antibiotics used worldwide (rising to 80 per cent in US) are routinely given to industrially farmed animals, contributing to the emergence of deadly antibiotic-resistant superbugs
Wildlife is being systematically destroyed: bees are now trucked across the States (and even airfreighted from Australia) to pollinate the fruit trees in the vast orchards of California, where a chemical assault has decimated the wild insect population
Fresh fish are being hoovered from the oceans: fish that could feed local populations are being turned into fishmeal for farmed fish, chickens, and pigs thousands of miles away
Cereals that could feed billions of people are being given to animals: soya and grain that could nourish the world’s poorest, are now grown increasingly as animal fodder
Epidemic waste underpins the mega-farming model: While food prices rocket, surplus food is thrown away
Farmageddon is a fascinating and terrifying investigative journey behind the closed doors of a runaway industry across the world - from the UK, Europe, and the USA, to China, Argentina, Peru, and Mexico. It is both a wake-up call to change our current food production and eating practices and an attempt to find a way to a better farming future.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good book, bad reading.

If you could sum up Farmageddon in three words, what would they be?

Industrial farming's bad!


Who was your favorite character and why?

It's not a fictional book.


What didn’t you like about Julian Elfer’s performance?

The subject matter is shocking, but a few hours in it seems to take a toll on his mood, he speaks with a downwards inflection towards the end of sentences which makes the book seem especially dreary.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's 15 hours.


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- Shaun

life changing

fascinating and informed journey into the world of factory farming which has been kept hidden from us, with some quite uplifting possibilities for improving. it is gripping and we'll narrated. I'd recommend to everyone - as compassion in farming is an issue that we are all responsible for.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-04-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury