Eating


Should we switch to a vegan diet to save the planet and feed the world? What is the ultimate ‘sustainable food?’   Imagine a wonder crop that has deep roots that tap into hard to reach nutrients underground, it’s drought resistant – when it rains the root system helps the water stay in the soil instead of running off. This crop can resist the highest winds or the wettest spells, it grows well all year round and on any type of soil....

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How much grain does it take to produce a KG of Meat? So you are ready to tuck into your utterly delicious looking bacon and eggs and your friend – possibly feeling resentful about the lack of mouth-watering aroma wafting from their cold crisp salad – drops this comment into the conversation: ‘Did you know that agriculture is responsible for 51% greenhouse gas emissions’ and ‘it takes 1 billion litres of water to produce a KG of beef?’...

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Did you know In 2007 almost 1.4 billion hectares of land were used to produce food not consumed? This represents a surface larger than Canada and India together. One-third of all the food we produce globally goes to waste when 870 million people go hungry every day. 28% percent of the world’s agricultural area – is used annually to produce food that is lost or wasted.1 Running an ethical meat business is REALLY hard and is why many...

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I recently saw a video shared on Facebook of a hyena disembowelling a wildebeest. The shocking part was that the wildebeest was fully conscious and sitting upright, it was simply immobilised due to injury or exhaustion. I was totally horrified and it made me angry at the hyena for a ‘silly’ second. I wanted the hyena to have compassion for the poor beast, or at least put it out of its misery before he started tucking in! This started...

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Cowspiracy is a mock documentary film by A.U.M. (Animals United Movement) Films & Media. The film is a docu-drama, American style affair, or ‘mock-doc’ about climate change and intends to ‘wake up the world’ and shock you into action. Over the last few weeks and months, I have had this film mentioned many times in response to my articles about grazing management techniques designed to build carbon and to help climate change. Now...

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