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Food Thinkers Series: Big Livestock Versus The Planet




This event will take place virtually via Zoom. Please note all attendees will need a Zoom account to access the webinar. A free account can be set up when registering for the event.

In this talk, Carina Millstone of NGO Feedback will present the pressing climate, biodiversity, human health and security case, especially in light of COVID-19, to end industrial meat and dairy production. She will present research findings on the scale of global finance propping up this industry, highlighting the need for structural and regulatory changes to move towards Paris-aligned diets. Establishing a parallel with Big Oil, she will argue that food system transformation requires mobilisation of civil society around a ‘food divest- invest’ ask, aimed at eroding the social legitimacy of the meat corporations and their financiers- and of extractive agriculture as a whole.

Carina’s career began in the business world working as a sustainability consultant for Environmental Resources Management, before she realised our planetary ecological crisis would not be solved in the corporate boardrooms in which it was created. She has since worked with several system change campaigning and movement building organisations, including Changing Markets in the UK and the New Economy Coalition in the US. A committed permaculturalist, she founded The Orchard Project, a charity working with community groups in cities across the UK to plant and nurture community orchards in public urban spaces. Carina has also been a Visiting Research Fellow of the Global Development and Environment Institute of Tufts University and is a Research Fellow of the Schumacher Institute. Her book, Frugal Value: Designing Business for a Crowded Planet (Routledge, 2017), provides a blueprint for organisations in an ecologically viable system of production and consumption.

The talk will be followed by an online Q&A session.

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When and where

5.15pm - 6.45pmWednesday 21st October 2020

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+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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