Born in Ireland, Paul McMahon holds a Ph.D from Cambridge University and has authored reports on sustainable food systems as an advisor to The Prince of Whales's International Sustainability Unit and to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. He cofounded and now helps run SLM Partners, a business that invests in sustainable agriculture in Australia and across the world. He lives in London.
"McMahon... has written an illuminating history that culminates in the current scramble to secure control of farmland... Yet McMahon's answer to what he calls the 'nine billion person question' tips towards the optimistic." --Financial Times
"Paul McMahon's [Feeding Frenzy] is a straight food apocalypse book, no jokes, one recipe: a four-ingredient plan to feed the planet." --Guardian "Passionately argued... presents a compelling argument for radical agricultural reforms... Above all, [McMahon] is optimistic about the future, putting faith in our ability to overcome obstacles." --Sunday Times "Revealing... offers refreshingly ordinary answers." --Observer