Sustainable food systems: Mark Bittman lecture
Mar22

Sustainable food systems: Mark Bittman lecture

’40 to 80% of products in the supermarket should be classified as poison not food’ said Mark Bittman in his Wallace Stegner lecture yesterday evening. Mark Bittman is a renowned food writer and cookery book author who shared his insights on the future of our food system – with not a little politics thrown in! Food System as an Interconnected Web Mark Bittman sees the current food system as an interconnected web that is...

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Meat and Greenhouse Gas on Earth Day
Apr19

Meat and Greenhouse Gas on Earth Day

What has Earth Day got to do with eating meat? Earth Day is a world-wide movement to protect our environment. The environment is now being badly affected by global warming from greenhouse gas build-up. And livestock farming produces 20% to 50% of man-made greenhouse gases. Livestock and Greenhouse Gas In 2006, the UN/FAO report Livestock’s Long Shadow found that about a fifth of all human-produced greenhouse gases came from meat,...

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No Thanksgiving for Turkeys
Nov16

No Thanksgiving for Turkeys

For many people, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner mean ‘Roast Turkey’. Every year in the US the president saves one turkey from slaughter. But what about the 46 million other turkeys that are eaten each Thanksgiving in America? The horror of turkey ‘farms’ Worldwide, 640 million turkeys are killed for food each year. The US produces almost half of turkey meat eaten globally. Sadly, 99% of these turkeys are...

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