Category «Books/Movies/Talks»

Rethinking Food and Agriculture

Book Review by James O’Donovan The book ‘Rethinking Food and Agriculture is edited by Laila Kassam (Animal Think Tank) and Amir Kassam (University of Reading) with chapters from a range of academics and activists.  The book highlights the urgent need to ‘rethink’ the food and agriculture system and highlights ‘new ways forward’, including alternative paradigms …

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (movie review)

by Bronwyn Slater The movie is directed and narrated by Kip Andersen.  It opens with an interview with Bruce Hamilton, the Deputy Director of the Sierra Club (a major American environmental organisation) who warns us of the impending doom of climate change with warming temperatures, increased carbon dioxide levels, species extinction and wars resulting from …

Book Review: Food Choice and Sustainability

Why buying local, eating less meat and taking baby steps won’t work by Dr. Richard Oppenlander   Following up on his excellent Comfortably Unaware Dr. Oppenlander goes deeper into the massive environmental impacts of our current animal based agriculture system on land and in the oceans. Brian Wendel, Creator and Executive Producer of Forks Over …