Vitacress Conservation Trust 2010 Environment Debate – 3rd March

The debate took place at The Turner Sims Concert Hall, The University of Southampton.

The debate was introduced and moderated by Lord Selborne, Patron of the Trust at the time.  The three speakers, Professor Ian Crute, former Director of Rothamsted Research Centre; Tim Nevard OAM, Executive Director of Conservation Grade Farming and Lord Peter Melchett, Organic Producer and Policy Director of the Soil Association each gave a 10 minute presentation airing their contrasting views on “Eating the Future”.

They then took questions from the audience which was made up by over 200 members of the public and invited guests. The discussions that followed were both interesting and thought provoking.

The presentations from Professor Crute and Tim Nevard are available for viewing and downloading.



The Speakers from left to right

Lord Selborne
Prof Ian Crute
Lord Melchett
Tim Nevard




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