The Covid-19 pandemic shows we must transform the global food system Our global, profit-driven, meat-centered food system is making us sick. We need a radical rethink It was bats. Or pangolins. To hear common narratives about the origins of Covid-19, there is a simple causal relationship between China’s consumption of
As the story of Covid-19 progresses, we see how governments react in their different ways. The United States are led by an imbecilic narcissist who elevates his own knowledge, or ‘hunches’, or ‘feelings’ above the advice given by senior scientists and health officials. The number of fatalities is rising fast.
When I arrived in the village of Los Encuentros in Nicaragua in 1986 to participate in a three-month building project, the biggest immediate impact was not the poverty, the lack of electricity and running water, or even the physical work in the heat for eight hours a day. It was the wildlife, especially the
Intensively farmed meat and dairy are a blight, but so are fields of soya and maize. There is another way Veganism has rocketed in the UK over the past couple of years – from an estimated half a million people in 2016 to more than 3.5 million – 5% of our population