Andy Cato, Wildfarmed co-founder and one half of the electronic music group Groove Armada, is an award-winning mixed arable and livestock farmer.
An article about the environmental and health consequences of modern food production inspired Andy, a Grammy nominated musician, to sell his publishing rights to fund a farm in France. There he spent a decade trying to find a more restorative and sustainable way of growing food. He was awarded the 2020 Laureate Nationale for innovation in agroecology, as well as the Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole – the equivalent of a knighthood for services to agriculture.
Now back on British soil and farming as a tenant of the National Trust, Andy and his Wildfarmed colleagues are on a mission to help farmers move towards soil focused farming, and make real food grown in real soil available on the high street at affordable prices.