Vandana Shiva offered a call to action and inspiring words in her talk “Food Security In A Global Community” at the 2013 Food Revolution Summit this morning. She and fellow Evil Twin family Will Potter, along with Mark Bittman, Dolores Huerta, Michael Bernard Beckwith and Russell Simmons, are being interviewed by John Robbins at the summit through May 5. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the global effect of our food choices, the merits of a plant based diet, the health impact of factory farming, and the intersection of civil liberties, environmental activism, and animal rights movements.
Will has a new post about “ag-gag” laws, which are designed to silence undercover investigators who expose animal welfare abuses on factory farms, on Greenisthenewred.com. The legislation is a direct response to a series of investigations by groups like the Humane Society, Mercy for Animals, and Compassion Over Killing that have led to plant closures and public outrage.