• Regenesis

  • Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet
  • By: George Monbiot
  • Narrated by: George Monbiot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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By: George Monbiot
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“This remarkable book, staring curiously down at the soil beneath our feet, points us convincingly in one of the directions we must travel. I learned something on every page.” (Bill McKibben)

For the first time since the Neolithic, we have the opportunity to transform not only our food system but our entire relationship to the living world. 

Farming is the world's greatest cause of environmental destruction - and the one we are least prepared to talk about. We criticize urban sprawl, but farming sprawls across 30 times as much land. We have ploughed, fenced and grazed great tracts of the planet, felling forests, killing wildlife, and poisoning rivers and oceans to feed ourselves. Yet millions still go hungry.

Now the food system itself is beginning to falter. But, as George Monbiot shows us in this brilliant, bracingly original new book, we can resolve the biggest of our dilemmas and feed the world without devouring the planet.

Regenesis is a breathtaking vision of a new future for food and for humanity. Drawing on astonishing advances in soil ecology, Monbiot reveals how our changing understanding of the world beneath our feet could allow us to grow more food with less farming. He meets the people who are unlocking these methods, from the fruit and vegetable grower revolutionizing our understanding of fertility; through breeders of perennial grains, liberating the land from ploughs and poisons; to the scientists pioneering new ways to grow protein and fat. Together, they show how the tiniest life forms could help us make peace with the planet, restore its living systems, and replace the age of extinction with an age of regenesis.

©2022 George Monbiot (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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2022, Orwell Prize

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Important Information on feeding the planet

A different way of looking at food sustainability. Looks at a variety of costs both environmental and fiscal. Has no perfect solutions, but a variety of diverse potential answers

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Outstanding read!

This book truely describes the situation we all face and the route forward. I can't express it enough how important it is for everyone to read/listen to this book and the solution(s) it offers.

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Great science; could do w/o the social justice

The author’s politics obscure the science and technology story. Eg he has no business other than prejudice to expound on intellectual property rights and offers no support for his views. This undercuts his authority on the core subject, where he otherwise commands great credibility .