I’m told that 70% of the world’s agricultural land is used to produce meat and that we consume 283 million tonnes of meat each year which is four times more flesh than we guzzled in 1961.
Later this week at Petersham Nurseries I’ll have the opportunity to find out more at a Petersham Platform event.
Having launched the Petersham Platform with an inspiring evening featuring Joel Salatin and Patrick Holden, Petersham Nurseries this with an event, inspired by the recent horse meat scandal, “Meat: to eat or not to eat” on Thursday June 13th.
With panellists of the calibre of Jane Hughes – vegetarian for more than 25 years, secretary of The Guild of Food Writers and editor of the Vegetarian Magazine for the Vegetarian Society for over a decade; Rachel de Thample – Food Editor for the organic box scheme ‘Abel & Cole’, contributing writer for Borough Market Cookbooks: Meat and Fish, and Lorien Norden – representative of Wild Beef, self-reliant British food producer practicing “wild” farming, without the use of antibiotics, hormones, fertilisers or finishing rations; this is an evening not to be missed.
After a brief presentation from each of the panellists there will be a mediated discussion followed by a question and answer session, an opportunity to reflect and debate the ethics of eating meat, consider the issues, evaluate the methods and alternatives whilst doing the utmost to find a (tentative) answer to the question posed.
When: Thursday June 13th
Where: Petersham Nurseries – Church Lane, Off Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW107AG
Price: £8 by the 8th of June and £10 after – includes a light supper prepared by the Teahouse chefs
Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets.