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By David Suzuki, Holly Dressel

During this variation in their bestseller, the sequel to the best-selling Good information for a Change, authors David Suzuki and Holly Dressel give you the most recent inspiring tales approximately members, teams, and companies which are making genuine switch on the planet. More solid News positive factors the main updated information regarding severe topics, equivalent to power and the economic system, no longer coated within the prior version. those tales provide compelling evidence from front traces that sustainable strategies exist already.

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I called it Farmageddon: The true cost of cheap meat, and wrote it with the then Sunday Times journalist Isabel Oakeshott. During the course of our research we travelled to remote parts of China, USA, Mexico, Argentina and Peru, to examine the worst – and best – ways of producing dairy products and meat. I came home armed with fresh insights. I started to see what was happening to farmland birds, bees and butterflies, as well as to all sorts of creatures you don’t associate with farming at all: penguins, polar bears, elephants, jaguars, orang-utans, rhinos.

I found myself both passenger and participant in a series of hair-raising near-misses. Nobody else seemed to flinch. I asked myself whether navigating this constant chaos makes for better drivers. Judging by our man’s ability to duck disaster, I guessed it did. Street traders hawked gasoline in plastic bottles to keep the hordes of scooters whining by. Three scooters headed our way too, each with a dead wild boar across the pannier, bound most likely for the Chinese and non-Muslim restaurant market.

Once the native plants have been felled, there’s no going back. The workers move in, then their families, and shops to serve them, and before you know it a whole village has sprung up. I heard how they had felt tricked out of their land by a big company and taken matters into their own hands. Prakoso was jailed for nine days in 2012 for burning a bulldozer in protest. He was not alone. Two hundred people joined the protest, nine were imprisoned. Prakoso took us to where the locals fought their pitched battle with the palm company.

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