Response to THE ECOLOGIST – Waste not, want not (4th March 2021)
It’s not only a question of how our food is sourced – though that is an issue: if we grew more of our own food, we would have more respect for it – but also of how much we demand and purchase in excess of our needs; thus creating waste – and inefficiency and environmental destruction at every stage of the food-production-and-consumption cycle.
This veneer of convenience sold shiny on our shelves hides so much wanton destruction to our living world, but it doesn’t take much to peel back the layer and reveal the secrets beneath. There is a reason companies, such as tobacco companies, don’t want labelling and/or images that betray the lies they are peddling: it does have an effect on their sales figures.
Therefore, it is worth, not only taking individual action to reduce our own role in this obscenity, but also to share the truths that lie behind these labels and words, to help raise awareness and hopefully have a positive influence on: other’s decisions and choices; regulators’ words and actions; and industries’ pragmatic responses.
Freedom is buried within censorship.
Myths of the mighty perpetuated without.
Doubt is sidelined.
Fear is served.
Unlimit what you are allowed to think
Unlimit what you are allowed to say
Link to the spark that lit this piece:
Dave Darby talks with Julia Steinberger, professor of ecological economics at the University of Leeds and a member of the IPCC, about her work and the links between biodiversity loss and economic growth. 3,107 more words
via Biodiversity loss is driven by economic growth: Prof. Julia Steinberger — Lowimpact.org
Spot on. Wonderful interview and read. Couldn’t agree more – and well worth sharing wider. Geoff from Tracing Horizons.
I’m obviously not keeping up. Fortuitously, son slipped me the ‘climate’ issue of The Economist from September 2019, which features these ‘climate stripes’. (Our children are of course there to educate us!) Each stripe in the featured image represents the global temperature averaged over a year, from 1850 to 2018. You can see that the […]
via Climate Stripes — I can’t believe it!
I identify with Greta Thunberg. I’m also aspergic, and I understand why she’s so motivated. I talked with several people over the Christmas period who don’t like her, for various reasons – her voice; her team fly even though she doesn’t; her parents are manipulating her; she’s too angry; she once used a plastic bottle,…
via Is Greta Thunberg right, and if so, what do we do about it? — Lowimpact.org