The first in a new video mini series: Cut The Bull – Eating Our Way To A Healthier Planet. Off the back of our meat and fish free initiative, we talked to foodies, experts and activists on site at Shambala 2016, to pick their brains about the meat industry, climate change and the huge opportunity we all have to be environmental activists with every mouthful we eat.
This was the result.
We hope it provides some food for thought and gives some insight into our decision to ‘cut the bull’ from Shambala’s menus.
For further reading, check out our ‘meat and fish free’ FAQ here.
Tristram Stuart – Author, speaker, campaigner and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food waste. His books have been described as “a genuinely revelatory contribution to the history of human ideas” (The Times) and his TED talk has been watched over a million times. The environmental campaigning organisation he founded, Feedback, has spread its work into dozens of countries worldwide to change society’s attitude towards wasting food. He is also the founder of Toast Ale, a beer launched in the UK in 2016 that is made using fresh, surplus bread. You might have seen him holding court on all things edible at our foodie venue, The Garden O’ Feeden.
Jo Hook – Managing Director and Co-founder of Temwa – a charity which works to bring about sustainable community development in rural northern Malawi – one of the most disadvantaged and remote regions in the world. Temwa today supports 40,000 people, has trained 3,000 farmers to grow additional vegetable crops, has tested over 12,000 people for HIV, planted half a million trees and distributed over 900 micro loans. Temwa also run phone charging at Shambala, the profits of which go straight back into the Malawian communities that need them.
Ed Gillespie – Co-founder of Futerra, one of the first specialist sustainability communications agencies, in 2001. In 2007/8 Ed travelled around the world without flying. He is a leading advocate of the Slow Travel movement, writes a popular blog on the subject, www.lowcarbontravel.com and is a regular contributor to The Guardian on environmental communication. He is also a Member of the International Visual Communication Association, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and holds Masters degrees in both Marine Conservation and Leadership for Sustainable Development.