Judith Batchelar OBE

Judith Batchelar OBE


Judith is a Biochemist, nutritionist, has an Honorary Doctorate in Agriculture from Harper Adams University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures (RSA) and a liveryman at The Worshipful Company of Butchers.

Judith started her career in pharmaceuticals and teaching before finding her true vocation in food and farming.  She worked in the food and drink industry for over 35 years starting in manufacturing at Bass and Mars, before moving into retail at Marks and Spencer.  Most recently she worked for Sainsbury’s as Director of Sainsbury’s Brand.

Today Judith is Deputy Chair of The Environment Agency, Honorary President of the British Nutrition Foundation, sits on the Natural Environment Research Council, the European Advisory Council of The Nature Conservancy, and is a Trustee of The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Accounting for Sustainability and The Matt Hampson Foundation.

Is it Time to Certify Regenerative Agriculture?

Seminar Tent

One of the first issues in discussions about how to scale up Regenerative Farming is the challenge of defining it. What exactly constitutes Regenerative Agriculture? What does a farmer have to do to become ‘regenerative’? What is ‘regeneratively produced’ food? This lack of strict rules and focus on principles and context is, to some proponents, […]