VEGANUARY: What if the world went Vegan? (2020)
What I liked about the show, was the way David had essentially created a narrative for the debate beforehand, into which our contributions fitted. This made the exchanges much more coherent while still leaving room for spontaneity. Indeed, if I struggled in the atypical role of defender of farming here, (after for many years having advocated Pythagorean ideals of nature's bounty) the preparation stage allowed me to feed in several of my favorite food themes, notably:
- The big change in the way we eat is towards more and more highly processed foods. These are designed in laboratories, made in factories from cheap plant-based ingredients, packaged attractively and designed to last forever.
- There's a big and important difference between what a few people do as individuals and what happens if very large numbers of people do.
- Big brands are not interested in public health. What is going on is entirely driven by the profit margin.
And here is the video Turner and I prepared for I Think Therefore I Eat, with help from the anti-sugar folks!