Henry Dimbleby and Jemima Lewis

Thu 13 July 2023

Interviewed by Julian Glover

Ravenous: Why our appetite is killing us and the planet, and what we can do about it

Few people know the workings of the food system better than Henry Dimbleby, founder of the Leon restaurant chain, government adviser and author of the radical National Food Strategy. The food system is no longer simply a means of sustenance, it is one of the most successful, most innovative and most destructive industries on earth. Diet-related disease is now the biggest cause of preventable illness and death in the developed world – far worse than smoking. The environmental damage done by the food system is also changing climate patterns and degrading the earth, risking our food security.  What can be done?