The Urbane Ecologist

Food and Agriculture

  • Many people don’t understand why environmentalists go vegetarian or vegan. While many do so in the interest of animal rights and because the killing of animals does not sit well with them, many also do so because of the environmental and political implications of supporting agriculture and livestock industriesCowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” is a documentary that came out in 2014 which investigated the effects of the cattle industry on the environment (e.g. leading cause of climate change) and criticized many major environmental groups for not tackling the issue. If you don’t manage to watch it, feel free to take a look at my notes.
  • The injustices faced by tomato-pickers in the United States — watch the “Food Chains” documentary trailer

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