How do the 2008 Oregon election candidates stack up … environmentally, that is. Our Backyard will feature all the candidates between now and the May primary but first up, the candidates for U.S. Senate: 6 Democrats are vying for the nomination and the opportunity to unseat Republican Gordon Smith.
Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program reviews the case for veganism with an animal rights activist and a vegan cookbook author. We also hear from a Seattle activist who works with homeless women, and from an Italian geographer about the resistance in Sardinia to privatization of land.
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There are more reasons than you may have dreamed of why a vegan diet is good for you and the planet. Matt Rosell and Isa Chandra Moskowitz tell the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about some of them. Matt works with In Defense of Animals.
Much of what is said about responding to climate change and the coming climate crisis puts the responsibility on the consumer, on the individual. We're told to buy fluorescent light bulbs, or hybrid cars, or recycled paper, or other products - and that's supposed to somehow save us from massive species extinction. Or we hear about 'carbon trading', a system that will allow the largest polluters to keep polluting at the same level.
Unclear about exactly what the WTO (World Trade Organization) does and how it uses its powers? Mary Bottari, Director of Global Trade Watch's Harmonization Project, lays it all out in this lucid interview with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.