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8 January: Cornwall’s Climate Stories – Food for Thought
Directed by Calstock’s own Bryony Stokes, the next in Cornwall’s climate stories – Food for Thought looks at the undeniable impacts of modern animal agriculture as well as some of the incredible Cornish initiatives underway to mitigate them – and also the role that regenerative farming could play in actually combating climate change while producing nutritious food.
Presented by organic beef farmer Lisa Guy, this film aims to inspire much-needed conversation and action about a crucial subject that has become one of the most contentious within the climate debate.
Should we all be giving up meat and dairy if we’re to have a hope of avoiding dangerous climate breakdown?
This is what the headlines seem to tell us. But is this too simplistic a picture – and what would this mean for Cornwall, where the majority of our farmland is used to raise livestock or to grow crops for these animals to eat?
There will be a Q&A session after the film with Bryony, the film team plus Kate Dibble & Tim Williams.
Kate Dibble is from Bennamann, a Cornish company developing an innovative technology to turn the methane produced on dairy farms from an extremely damaging greenhouse gas into an environmentally-friendly fuel.
Tim Williams is from Erth Barton Farm, near Saltash. The farm is one of Cornwall’s three net zero demonstration farms. Tim is restoring the farm’s heavily-depleted soils to health, showing that they can draw down huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the fight against climate change.
The film trailer can be seen here:
Or for more information on Cornwall climate films click here