Bestselling British author and activist George Monbiot turns his attention to farming as one of the often-overlooked causes of environmental destruction in Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet. In his urgent and ultimately hopeful account of our faltering food system, he considers how we can make peace with our planet, restore its living systems, and replace the age of extinction with an age of regeneration. See George as he appears live via video with Rebecca Huntley.

A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.


George Monbiot is a bestselling author, environmental activist and Guardian columnist. His works include Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life and Heat: how to stop the planet burning. George has made several viral videos: How Wolves Change Rivers has been viewed over 40 million times, and Nature Now, co-presented with Greta Thunberg, has been viewed over 60 million times. In 2022, George was awarded the Orwell Prize for Journalism. George’s latest book, Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet, explains why farming is “the world’s greatest cause of environmental destruction”, drawing on astonishing advances in soil ecology to explore pioneering ways to grow more food with less farming.


Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia’s most experienced social researchers and former director of The Mind and Mood Report, the longest running measure of the nation’s attitudes and trends. She holds degrees in law and film studies and a PhD in gender studies, and is a mum to three young children. It was realising she is part of the problem older generation that caused her change of heart and to dedicate herself to researching our attitudes to climate change. She is a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Corps, carries out social research for NGOs such as The Wilderness Society and WWF, and writes and presents for the ABC.

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