Presenter: Lierre Keith
Format: Video & Slides
We?ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But she argues that we?ve been led astray?not by our longings for a just and sustainable world, but by our ignorance.
The truth is that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet, and more of the same won?t save us. In service to annual grains, humans have devastated prairies and forests, driven countless species to extinction, altered the climate, and destroyed the topsoil?the basis of life itself. Keith argues that if we are to save this planet, our food must be an act of profound and abiding repair: it must come from inside living communities, not imposed across them.