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What is ecomodernism?

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In a new TABLE explainer - What is ecomodernism? - we explore the philosophy of ecomodernism, which believes that it is both possible and desirable to live in material prosperity while protecting nature at the same time.

Read the explainerListen to the podcast interview with explainer author Helen Breewood. Watch the webinar recording.

The Politics of Disgust

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Would you eat a bacterial gloop pancake? The recent publication of George Monbiot’s book Regenesis has sparked a fresh debate on the social acceptability of novel proteins. In this blog post, Rob Percival of the Soil Association explains why the “yuck” factor has such a powerful influence on our perceptions of new types of food - and how the politics of disgust are being weaponised both for and against livestock. Read more here

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