John Humphrys' is a top political commentator and the voice of Radio 4's Today programme. The Great Food Gamble raises enormous questions and is indeed a manifesto for change.
John Humphrys is passionate about the state of British food, farming, fishing and agriculture. Here, he looks back to the days of organic farming in England when people shared and swapped food and considered the wildlife as well as the farmed animals, crops and fruits. He examines today's travesties: factory farming, pouring chemicals into the land, the scandal of the supermarket wars and cheap imported goods. He then turns to the future and asks: Can we save this ravaged earth and rebuild our community values Most of all, can we reverse the damage to ourselves and our long-term health that may result from what we eat John Humphrys' book requires the full attention of anyone who cares about themselves or the future.
Thought-provoking, well-researched - Fordyce Maxwell, Scotsman
Compelling - Observer
Incisive and readable - Mick Hume, The Times
Humphrys's level-headedness makes the arguments all the more powerful - Paul Heiney, The Sunday Times
This could be the best diet book ever written - The Sunday Times
Without being sentimental, it is a passionate discourse... well-written and accessible. My only concern is that its message is likely to be ignored where it matters most. - Tim Lang, Independent
John Humphrys has reported from all over the world for the BBC and presented its frontline news programmes on both radio and television, in a broadcasting career spanning forty years. He has won a string of national awards and been described as a 'national treasure'. He owned a dairy farm for ten years and has homes in Greece and London.