Would it be worth abandoning farming altogether and switching to an entirely synthetic diet in order to save the planet? George Monbiot seems to think so. We tackle the gross simplification that farming, as a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, is therefore an undesirable aspect of human society.
Climate change is the greatest challenge ever faced by humankind. For too long it has been treated as an issue somewhere beyond the horizon, but events around the world are finally changing the perspective. Two of the most eloquent and clear voices on the issue, Amitav Ghosh and Sunita Narain discussed the planet’s future at Terra Madre.
Women working long hours for as little as $2.50 a day with no healthcare or pension. Children as young as eight doing hard physical labor, at the expense of school. Toxic chemicals causing serious injuries to workers without adequate safety equipment. According to a new report published today by Amnesty International, that’s the price we’re paying for cheap palm oil.