Category «Autumn 2020»

Animal Rebellion

“The Rebellion is here. We want to live!  Time is Running Out. We Want to live! We’re scared and tired but guess what?   WE’RE NOT DEAD YET!”  Dulcie Ruttley-Dornan talks about Animal Rebellion and their upcoming September actions in the UK. Animal Rebellion is a worldwide movement!   In 2019, a small group of Extinction Rebellion …

EU Common Agricultural Policy: How it works

Bronwyn Slater explains how the EU CAP works and looks at the many faults in the current system. At 38% of the EU budget is CAP really good value for money? Origins and Purpose of CAP The Common Agricultural Policy was set up in 1962, at a time when Europe was still recovering from the …

CAP Post-2020

Bronwyn Slater looks at the various proposals for reform of the CAP Post-2020 There are many problems with the Common Agriculture Policy, as we outlined in the article ‘EU Common Agricultural Policy: How it works’.  Discussions on CAP reform are currently taking place, having begun in 2019.  However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the reforms …

Reducing Ireland’s Beef Herd

Irish beef farmers are making a loss. But is that enough to force them to get out of beef farming? There are many other pressures on beef farmers, as well as proposed incentives to get them to exit the sector. Could we see a reduction in the Irish beef herd into the future? By Bronwyn …

3 ways to launch a Factory Farm Divestment Movement

By Michael Shank, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network It’s time for a global divestment campaign against the factory farming industry. It has now proved itself to be as harmful to human health as the fossil fuel industry. While air pollution is prematurely killing 7 million humans annually — for which …

Exposing the World’s Investors funding total Climate Breakdown through Industrial Meat and Dairy Corporations

From the website of Food System NGO, Feedback Do the names ‘Tyson’, ‘Smithfield’, or ‘Cargill’ ring a bell? You might have seen these names in the news over the past weeks – recently their meatpacking plants have emerged as some of the world’s largest COVID-19 hotspots, along with prisons. But unless you work for these …