Category «Transition Vegan Movement»

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 …

Transition to an Irish Vegan Agriculture System

By James O’Donovan This report presents an exploration of the costs of our Food Production System Globally and in Ireland and the enormous benefits of Transitioning to a Vegan Agricultural System.  It outlines the principles that need to be taken into consideration for a socially just transition as well as presenting extracts from a range …

A New Farming Future

by Elena Orde     Vegetarian ‘beef’ farmer Jay has made the first step towards a more ethical and environmentally beneficial future by turning his cow farm into a stock-free one, thanks to the help of The Vegan Society’s Grow Green campaign.   A vegetarian beef farmer is an unlikely thought, but this is exactly the contradiction …

Moving to a Vegan Australia – Part 3

by Greg McFarlane   In Part 1 of “Moving to a Vegan Australia” we highlighted the principles that would support a just transition to an animal free agricultural system and the huge benefits this would have on food security and land use in Australia. This transition would allow over 30% of the land area of …

Alternatives to Animal Agriculture

James O’Donovan looks at the reasons why we need to move away from animal-based agriculture,  and lists some alternatives for those who want to move away from animal farming.     Here are some of the reasons why we need to move away from animal agriculture:   1. Economic Costs: If farmers producing animal products …