Contrary to popular opinion, a vegetarian diet will not save the planet, because patriarchal agriculture is destroying the planet’s topsoil at a terrific rate – in fact, we have almost no topsoil left now anywhere in the world. Only inputs from another deplete-able resource – oil- are standing between us and the collapse of our “civilized” food system. Lierre Keith says we have to re-create the space for the natural conditions in which we and other creatures co-evolved – where all creatures including the microbes have a role to play in sustaining each other’s lives, and consuming each other as well.
Lierre Keith, author of The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, and co-founder of the Deep Green Resistance movement
Original interview, produced by Meghan Murphy, was podcast at FeministCurrent.com – adapted for WINGS by Frieda Werden.