Matthew Prescott is Senior Food Policy Director for The Humane Society of the United States and Advisor to the Good Food Institute. He’s a leading figure in the global movement to reform the way we farm and eat. He's an author, sought-after speaker, and thought leader on the topic, having lectured and spoken at Ivy League universities, Fortune 500 food companies, and more.
For over a decade and a half, Prescott has spearheaded efforts to reform our food system and global diet. His work, which has taken him to more than 20 countries, has helped lead to sweeping changes in the supply chains of over 200 major food companies, impacted countless individuals’ diets, and has been covered extensively by the media: his work has been featured by CNN, in the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and countless more; his writing’s been published in the Washington Post, Barron’s and other publications; his photographs have been published in the likes of Rolling Stone and Food & Wine; he's appeared as a guest on national television news programs; and was even once a guest on NPR’s quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.
Prescott is the author of a forthcoming book about industrial agriculture and the environment (Flatiron Books, 2018). He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, the writer Lara Prescott.
Matthew Prescott is represented by The Lisa Ekus Group, LLC.
Select Media Coverage & Publications
"Dairy industry has a cow over plant-based milk," Grist, January 2017
"The Economics of Farm Animal Welfare," radio interview with NPR Baltimore (WYPR), July 2016
"The Supermarket Sector's Cage-Free Future," SupermarketGuru.com, February 2016
"The Egg Supply's Cage-Free Future," Nation's Restaurant News, December 2015
“The Future of Food Finance,” Barron’s, July 2015
"Humane Food and Ethical Investment," radio interview with ABC Radio Australia's national Blueprint for Living program, September 2015
"Big Food Investors to Meet about Humane Sourcing," Reuters (interview), September 2015
"Ryan Gosling tells Costco: Switch to Cage-Free Eggs," CBS News, June 2015
"The Business Side of Animal Rights," Wall Street Journal, January 2015
“Your Pig Almost Certainly Came from a Factory Farm, No Matter What Anyone Tells You,” Washington Post, June 2014
“Industrial Farming’s Food For Thought,” Triple Pundit, May 2015
“Food and Social Media,” New York Times (letter), December 2013
“Capitalizing on Corporate Responsibility,” Grocery Headquarters, June 2014
"The Humane Society's New Pitch: This Pork Producer is a Bad Investment," Bloomberg, April 2014
“Taking Sides,” Supermarket News, January 2014
"Smithfield Prods Pork Suppliers to Dump Pig Crates," NPR, January 2014
"Burger King Agrees to Cage-Free Eggs," CNN, April 2012
“HSUS Seeks Safe and Sustainable Food Supply,” Nation’s Restaurant News, April 2011
“More Humane Food Supply Can be Good Economically,” Nation’s Restaurant News, December 2013
“In Massive Shift, Nestle Takes on Animal Cruelty,” LiveScience, September 2014
“Pork Producers Prohibit Painful Pig Pens,” LiveScience, June 2014
“What Consumers can do to Improve the Lives of Farm Animals,” CNN, July 2012