Category «Summer 2018»

Pledge for Poison Free Food and Farming

Creating Poison-free Food and Farming, Rejuvenating Biodiversity and Growing Organic    By Navdanya and Seed Freedom  For a century today’s Poison Cartel has engaged in a war against life on earth, against diverse species, against the land, against farmers and society, against our bodies and our health, against stable climate systems, against knowledge, science and …

The Story of Soy

  By James O’Donovan This article is based on reports and websites listed here.   Global Soybean production  In 2016 global production of soybeans was 324 million tonnes on 1.2 million Km2, a 5% increase from 2014 and more than three times the size of Germany.  The United States, Brazil and Argentina are the world’s …

Dam Removals Gather Pace But New Hydropower Projects Threaten Migratory Fish Across the World

  Adapted from the World Wildlife Fund for Nature    Dam removals from South Africa to Switzerland are signalling a transformation in many countries’ approach to rivers – and hope for the world’s migratory fish on World Fish Migration Day.  However, an unprecedented number of planned hydropower projects in rivers, from Asia to the Amazon, …

Veganism and Sustainability in the News

A roundup of some of the main news stories over the past few months   By Bronwyn Slater    Vegan society calls for more vegan food in public sector  The Vegan Society is calling on the Government to offer more vegan food in public sector canteens including prisons, hospitals, schools, workplaces and universities.  Veganism comes …

Want to See a New Kind of Economy?

It’s easier than it looks – if we draw upon our common wealth     by Peter Barnes There are many visions of what a new economy might look like: more local than global, more sharing than exploitative, more respectful of the earth than of profit. What’s missing in most of these visions, however, is the system architecture needed to guide the …

Vegan Parenting in a Very Non-Vegan World

Julia Feliz Brueck talks to us about her new book: ‘Baby and Toddler Vegan Feeding Guide’     Veganism, a movement that works against the oppression of nonhumans from humans, is not only ethically sound but also environmentally beneficial in the now and for future generations. It’s also a lifestyle that invokes a specific diet …

The Facts about Cultured Meat

Cultured or ‘in vitro’ meat is a controversial subject among vegans.  Bronwyn Slater lays out the facts about the process and finds that it may be possible in future to remove animals from the equation altogether.   While veganism is a popular and growing movement and the number of vegans has been on the rise …

Plant Pure Nation – Movie Review

  By Bronwyn Slater  In 2011 Colin Campbell’s film Forks Over Knives shocked viewers by revealing the connection between meat, dairy and ill health.  That film followed on from Campbell’s book ‘The China Study’ in which he showed that a plant-based diet can reverse certain cancers, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses.  This latest film, …