Podcast: Lierre Keith on agriculture, the vegetarian myth, and how to save the planet

On this episode of Feminist Current, Meghan Murphy speaks with writer, radical feminist, environmentalist and food activist, Lierre Keith. Lierre is the author of The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability which argues that agriculture is a relentless assault against the planet. Derrick Jensen, who was on the show a couple of weeks back, said the book saved his life. Lierre is involved with the Deep Green Resistance movement, a movement that argues that industrial civilization is endangering all life on the planet and advocates for a radical shift in society’s structure and function in order to save the planet. Meghan spoke with Lierre on August 15th 2012 about the vegetarian myth, the impact of agriculture on our planet, and the ways in which our patriarchal, capitalist culture is destructive in most every way.

Listen to that interview here:

 

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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