Category «Autumn 2018»

Veganism and Sustainability in the News

Some vegan and sustainability-related news stories from the past few months     By Bronwyn Slater and James O’Donovan   Veganism could reduce global farmland use by more than 75% In June the journal ‘Science’ published one of the most comprehensive studies undertaken to date to understand the environmental impact of specific food products and …

Animals and Catholicism

We interviewed long-time vegan and doctoral thesis undergraduate Kay Beely and asked her if she thought the Catholic Church was beginning to change in its attitude to animals     VSM:  Can you tell us a bit about your Doctoral Degree? KB:   The topic of my doctoral thesis is about how the Catholic pro (human) …

The Naturally Vegan Plot

Elaine Avery tells us about an exciting new vegan organic project in the Devon/Cornwall area which is currently appealing for funds.   The Naturally Vegan Plot is a volunteer run initiative having evolved from more than 40 years combined experience, research, demonstration, and information sharing. We are dedicated to low impact vegan organic land management …

Fisheries Research Papers and Reports in 2018

  By James O’Donovan   The fishing industry is the leading cause of species and ecosystem destruction in the world’s oceans, killing trillions of marine animals directly and as by catch.  Over the last year a substantial number of research papers have come out shining a light on this clandestine industry which is completely unregulated …

Organic Sikkim Leading the World

Although Sikkim is tiny in area, India’s First 100% Organic State matters for the future of farmers and the future of food     By Lindsey Oberest, editor for the Food Revolution Network (with minor additions by James O’Donovan)   Though we might wish otherwise, progress often starts small and takes time.  An organic country …