Germany’s Meat Ban and the Enforcement of ‘Belief’

Germany has gone and done the seemingly impossible. Its Ministry of the Environment has banned meat. Yep. Barbara Hendricks, Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety under German Prime Minister Angela Merkel, has banned meat at official environmental ministry functions. Hendricks cites the environmental degradation associated with meat consumption as cause for the … More Germany’s Meat Ban and the Enforcement of ‘Belief’

The Art of Showing Up: Youth Take on Trump in Climate Case

On Tuesday morning I found myself skipping my actual job and trudging up the steps of the courthouse in a deluge of rain. I was there to witness 21 youth take on the federal government in a court case that seeks to win major action to reverse climate change. It’s all happening in Eugene, Oregon, … More The Art of Showing Up: Youth Take on Trump in Climate Case

Vegans Can Now Eat Beef Thanks to the Impossible Burger

I stared into the plate, delivered to my beckoning lap by a slick server in grey and black, as I sat in the plushy depths of an armchair in the low-lit lounge of San Francisco’s Jardiniere restaurant. Before me the greasy meat patty oozed into the guacamole, mixing with the dijonaise before finally dripping over … More Vegans Can Now Eat Beef Thanks to the Impossible Burger