All over the world natural habitats, from tropical rainforests to the open ocean, are being destroyed and countless species are facing extinction. Major drivers in this are industrial agriculture and overfishing of the seas, to provide food for the expanding human population. The current trends of massive erosion, topsoil loss and depleted fish populations (amongst many others) are clearly unsustainable and new solutions are required, to both provide food for everyone and ensure that natural habitats and biodiversity continue to thrive in the world.
This talk highlights the destructive impacts of our present day diet on the rest of the planet, and makes a strong case for the shift to plant-based diets as being the only sustainable way to feed a growing population. It also emphasises the opportunity that such a shift offers in terms of facilitating the large-scale ecological restoration and rewilding work that is essential if we want to pass on a healthy planet, capable of sustaining both humans and all other life, to future generations.
If you would like me to give this talk to a group or at an event, please contact me.