Last week, I shared a recent panel discussion I participated in, examining the topic of food justice. I also talked about what food justice is and how it isn't just about food. Off of that, I want to talk a bit about some of the issues non-profits face in actually working to promote real change. … Continue reading Two of the biggest barriers to non-profits’ effectiveness
What is food justice?: New panel discussion!
I had the privilege of joining five amazing experts and activists on an international panel discussing food justice on March 19th, as a part of the Global VegFest. You can watch the full recording here! What is food justice? Food justice is social justice, but about food. Food justice is about people’s right to a … Continue reading What is food justice?: New panel discussion!
NEW peer-reviewed article on the impact of meat reduction and vegan campaigns
I'm thrilled to share that a portion of my PhD research into meat reduction and vegan campaigns has now been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Appetite! This is the first peer-reviewed article to investigate the impact of these campaigns and is, to the best of my knowledge, the most comprehensive study to date of meat … Continue reading NEW peer-reviewed article on the impact of meat reduction and vegan campaigns
New Sociology and Animals Podcast featuring Dr Trent
This week I was featured in the first ever episode of the new podcast series, The Sociology & Animals Podcast, hosted by Dr. Corey Wrenn, the 2019/2020 Chair of the Animals and Society Section of the American Sociological Association. This series interviews folks using species-inclusive sociology in a variety of academic and applied fields of research, … Continue reading New Sociology and Animals Podcast featuring Dr Trent
Animal Chat: NEW Podcast
In this Animal Chat podcast, I discuss my research into the effectiveness of campaigns promoting meat reduction and veganism in the UK..
It’s not about me (or you): Beyond veganism
What would it mean to move "beyond veganism"? How can animal advocates look at the systems in which animals and our planet are exploited to make the biggest impact possible?
A New Way of Eating: Dissertation Now Available
I am excited to announce that my PhD Dissertation, A New Way of Eating: Creating Meat Reducers, Vegetarians and Vegans is now freely available. The dissertation outlines the methods and results of a research project that took place between 2016 and 2018 and includes a discussion of the findings and recommendations for campaigns, policy and … Continue reading A New Way of Eating: Dissertation Now Available
…But Veganism is Elitist!
The claim that veganism is for the elite includes: 1. Only rich people can afford to be vegan 2. Veganism was invented by rich, white people 3. ating a vegan diet means you are hurting poor people by eating more soy, etc.
Two things are true about protein: 1.We need it. And 2. It's NOT as big a deal as a lot of people seem to think it is.
… But animals will go extinct / take over!
Many people falsely believe that if we weren't using animals for their food and excretions, they would either take over the planet or go extinct.