As the West Coast burns, Seed the Commons has remained busy to bring about the profound healing of our ecosystems and society that can only happen through the radical transformation of our food systems.
This summer, I joined forward-thinking experts on advocacy, agriculture and food systems in a panel titled Animal Agriculture & the Food System of the Future, organized by Animal Rebellion Bristol. I was also a guest on the Pacific Roots Magazine podcast. Listen here to this relaxed conversation on Seed the Commons' approach of establishing veganism as a normative ethic, the power and limits of consumer action, building the visibility of veganic farming and more.
And for some seriously good news: An academic book on food system change is coming out that calls for the inclusion of animals in our circle of compassion and for a transition to farming systems that are plant-based. The editors are well-established experts on agriculture and international development and the book features renowned authors such as Vandana Shiva. This is a very significant and powerful step towards establishing veganism as normative.
I was honored to be one of the authors. My chapter advocates for grassroots-led change while also shedding light on the role the current food movement plays in legitimizing animal exploitation. I wrote about the regenerative grazing trend and the conflict around tule elk in Point Reyes, and advocated for a transition to a veganic farming system.
As exciting as this is, due to the high price point this book will not be as accessible as we would like. So today I am writing you with a call to action: Please submit a request for your library to order a copy. And if you would like to order it, there is now a 15% discount.
I am also writing with a call for support. To amplify our voices for a transition to an ecological, plant-based food system, we are making improvements and adding content to our groundbreaking website, Veganic World. Please consider donating and sharing this crowdfund.