Matthew Prescott is the author of Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World (with foreword by Academy Award-winning director James Cameron), due out Spring 2018 from Flatiron Books. A leading figure in the global movement to reform how we farm and eat, Prescott is Senior Director of Food Policy for the Humane Society of the United States as well as advisor to the Good Food Institute.
A sought-after speaker and thought leader, Prescott has spent over a decade and a half sharing his ideas with Ivy League universities, Fortune 500 companies, consumers, and more.
His work has helped lead to sweeping changes in the supply chains of hundreds of major food companies, impacted countless individuals’ diets, and been covered extensively by the media: his work has been featured by CNN and in the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and countless more; his writing has been published in the Washington Post, Barron’s, and others; his photographs have appeared in the likes of Rolling Stone and Food & Wine; he has appeared as a guest on national television news programs; and he was even once a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.
He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, the writer Lara Prescott.Download Bio
Food Is the SolutionWhat to Eat to Save the World
How we eat plays a major role in shaping our planet. From deforestation to climate change, many of our biggest environmental challenges can be traced back to our plates. With Food Is the Solution, leading social and food policy advocate Matthew Prescott takes us on a global journey to discover which foods harm or heal the planet—while sharing 80 great-tasting recipes proven to help us all eat cleaner & greener.
Listen to Matthew Prescott on the Our Hen House podcast
Try the Seitan Kebabs with Peanut Sauce recipe excerpted from Food is the Solution on YogiApproved.com
Listen to the Plant Yourself interview with Matthew Prescott on plant-forward eating
Read the Daily Planet feature on Food is the Solution
Read the Live Kindly review of Food is the Solution
Read an interview with Prescott in the Frederick News-Post
Read why the Sierra Club thinks Food is the Solution is a great Mother’s Day gift
“You Might Soon Be Eating Meat Grown in a Tank–And Like It,” Fortune, August 2017
“How Your Diet Can Save the Planet,” Fortune, July 2017
“Why Animal Cruelty is Bad Business,” Fortune, June 2017
“Chicken May Not Be the Lean Meat You Thought It Was,” HuffPost, February 2017
“Poultry Industry Plays Chicken With Consumers,” HuffPost, January 2017
Listen to Matthew Prescott’s radio interview with NPR Baltimore (WYPR) on the economics of farm animal welfare.
"Food is power, and this book will help you use it."
- Chef David Chang, Momofuku
"Food Is the Solution is the guide I wish I had as a young mom. This is the blueprint for anyone who eats."
- Laurie David, Academy Award-winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth and Up
"Devour this book. Eat it up. It might just save your life and the world."
- Dr. Michael Greger, author of How Not To Die
"Individual action can lead to collective action, and collective action opens the door for system wide, positive change. So please do all you can, starting at home -- where Matthew Prescott's inspiring book can guide you to some healthy and delicious choices."
- Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
"Eating with the Earth in mind has never been easier, thanks to this important and eye-opening book."
- John Mackey, Whole Foods Market founder and CEO
"This motivating book highlights how we can make a big difference to the future of the planet simply through our food choices."
- Paul McCartney
"The first recommendation for my patients with heart disease is a primarily plant-based diet. This book can help us all live healthier while treating the planet better."
- Mehmet Oz, M.D.
"The planet needs us, and this book can help."