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October 12 - November 20, 2020

Engagement Invitation: Ending the New Food Wars

Updated: Mar 19, 2020

With the rise of the doctrine that meat-eating is inherently both unethical and a primary cause of the climate crisis, we are seeing calls for everyone to become vegan, and the vilification of anyone who chooses to eat animals, regardless of how, where, or by whom they were raised, killed, and processed.

These conflicts are harming efforts to align in confronting the industrial approach of Big Food which is so damaging to our planet, our bodies, and our communities. They also reflect a lack of appreciation of the interdependent roles that animals and plants play in healthy ecosystems. In response, Evolution Biologist and Futurist and Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris has just written an article -- Ending the New Food Wars --- calling for progressives to come together so that we can collaborate towards healthy food for all, with loads of free dietary choice, in a more informed way.

Join Elisabet for a Now What?! engagement to build solidarity and develop strategies to bring more tolerance, civility, and acceptance into our interactions with one another around food and food activism. There are three ways you can participate:

  • Zoom Call: Thursday, April 2, 19:00-20:30 UTC -- Click here for local times, to add to your calendar, and to RSVP

  • Join the Sutra conversation Circle on this topic -- Sutra is an innovative platform for text-based conversation being featured in this edition of Now What?!

  • Come to any of the Now What?! Cafe calls and initiate a conversation on this topic, inviting fellow participants to read the article together, talk about your reactions, and share reflections with other participants using the Now What?! Harvest tools


From an evolutionary perspective it is very strange

that an intelligent species has to tell itself what to eat on its own planet

and to argue fiercely over the alternatives!

Ending the New Food Wars Dr Elisabet Sahtouris


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