Was watching The Future of Food last night. As seems to be usual for BBC stuff lately it was pretty dumbed down and patronizing in places. Didn’t really seem to address much either, just paint a picture of problems we can avoid if we just act now.
This conversation between Paul Kingsnorth and George Monbiot on the other hand is a little more stark in it’s tone. No rosy future, we’re either screwed or really screwed.
Which to be honest I probably find myself agreeing with more nowadays. Maybe not in quite such apocalyptic terms but I find it hard to see any real change happening until things get much worse. That said I am more in favour of George’s approach – for trying to soften the fall, prepare for the future (renawable energy and decreased consumption) and saving what can be saved (such as with seed banks and the like).