At my high school library, I created a display based off the illuminating and compelling work, Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer. With mentorship from my lovely high school librarian, I was able to create a sort of temporary museum. Which is super cool, don’t lie. Teachers (mainly in the subjects of environmental science and biology) brought their classes down to incorporate the information in their lessons, and a webinar with Jonathan Safran Foer was held in the library with over 40 students in attendance. Many thanks to the lovely organization Farm Forward for creating this opportunity for schools across the country! So go ahead a sneak a peek at my first step toward awareness and action.
My name is Beth Ann and I’m currently a senior here with a gap in my schedule and a thirst for knowledge and thus become the unofficial/official Library Research Assistant. So my work here includes researching a topic I’m passionate about and finding effective and engaging ways for all of you to share this information as well. This first exhibit is about the Trojan Horse of degradation, sliding into our homes and onto our plates without most of us being any the wiser: factory farming and the meat we consume multiple times, daily.
So explore! Have a look around and please, please, PLEASE react! Use the space in the comments here to express what you think!
Thanks for your curiosity! I hope you’ve learned something, and I hope you want to learn more.
Interviewer: “Can local, organic farming feed the world?”
Barbar: “Here’s what I know: Conventional agriculture has never succeeded in feeding the world, and it’s never produced anything good to eat.”
A Statement released from the World Wildlife Fund President about global salmon farming standards! Interesting to see, and could be interesting to research 2009 standards vs. 2014 standards.
The Human Rights Watch is an international non-governmental organization established in the 1980’s, that conducts reporting and advocacy for…you guessed it, human rights.