Food and democracy. #PutneyDebates
Saturday 10 November
Venue: Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HS
11-12.30pm – Food and democracy
how do we ensure people have access to nutritious, sustainable and good food?
with Helena Paul, Econexus; Dominika Jarosz, Head of Campaigns for Pig Business, and Biofuelwatch
1.30-3pm – Energy and democracy
with Jeremy Leggett, Solarcentury; Ruth London, Fuel Poverty Action Group, and Danny Chivers.
3.15–4.45pm – Law, environment and democracy
with Polly Higgins, Eradicating Ecocide, and Melanie Strickland, speaking on the Community Bill of Rights, from the Occupy Law working group, and Halina Ward; Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development.
Pig Business investigates the rise of factory pig farming, a system which abuses animals, pollutes the environment, threatens human health through dangerous overuse of antibiotics, and wrecks rural communities. The film shows how this system which was developed in the USA is now being used in eastern Europe from where the pork, often produced below legal animal welfare standards, is exported to other EU countries putting local farmers out of business.