Watching TV is one of the favourite pastimes of this green-couch-potato reviewer, and I’ve even had the cheek once before to recommend it to VentnorBlog readers when inspired by the wonderful Rebecca Hosking’s Natural World programme ‘A Farm for the Future‘.
Well, on Monday night it was time for some serious couch activity again.
George Alagiah is presenting three programmes on the ‘Future of Food‘, and the first episode was broadcast on Monday 17 August.
George Alagiah visits many places around the world, illustrating the impacts of rising population, dwindling oil supplies and rising oil prices, and above all climate change, on the farmers who produce food and the people who eat it – all of us. He also talks with several of the world’s greatest food experts, such as Vandana Shiva and Tim Lang.
Who know what episodes two and three will contain? I’ve no idea, but I hope they might include eating local food, replacing fossil fuel with renewable energy, eating more plants directly rather than feeding them to livestock, growing food plants in mixtures rather than monocultures, and growing more perennial plants rather than annuals.
So while we’re waiting, if you want to know more, head on down to your local library or the virtual online catalogue so you can read a book and save the planet.
The lovely staff at Ventnor Library took one of my many book requests, and the people at library HQ they said yes to some cracking reads on food, land, energy and climate change, including these two gems:
Tim Lang, David Barling, Martin Caraher, ‘Food Policy: integrating health, environment and society’