Compassion in World Farming invite media to attend Beef, Bread & Water: Ethical food in a warm and thirsty world Compassion in World Farming’s Peter Roberts Memorial Lecture is being held on Monday 20th September 2010, 7pm at Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL.
The lecture questions the true price of beef produced through factory farming and the toll this takes on the world’s resources and environment. It examines the cost of our Sunday roast and the fact that to produce 1kg of beef in intensive systems takes 15,500 litres of water and up to 20kg of grain.
Compassion’s Memorial Lecture is named after its founder Peter Roberts. Roberts became increasingly concerned with the animal welfare issues connected to the new systems of intensive farming that began to take hold in the 1960s. As none of the major animal welfare organisations would campaign against factory farming, he decided to do it himself and Compassion in World Farming was born.
The Lecture will look at ways of achieving...