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Food

Simon Fairlie, Meat: A benign extravagance; Lierre Keith, The Vegetarian Myth: Food, justice and sustainability; and Bob Torres and Jenna Torres, Vegan Freak: Being vegan in a non-vegan world

Meat: A benign extravagance (Permanent Publications, 2010; 322pp; £19.95); The Vegetarian Myth: Food, justice and sustainability (Flashpoint Books, 2009, 312pp, pbk, £14.99); Vegan Freak: Being vegan in a non-vegan world (PM Press, 2010; 222pp; £10.99).

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Ian Roberts & Phil Edwards, The Energy Glut. The Politics of Fatness in an Overheating World

Zed Books, 2010; 182pp; £14.99

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Vandana Shiva, 'Soil Not Oil: Climate Change, Peak Oil, and Food Insecurity'

Zed, 2009; ISBN 978-1-848-133-15-0; 160pp; £12.99

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Hungry planet

The number of hungry people on the planet has reached 1billion, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Campaign Profile: Vegan Organic Trust

In 1996, three vegans, David Stringer and Jane and David Graham, veterans of the peace, anti-nuclear movements, and sometime guests at HM Prisons, decided to start the Vegan Organic Networ

Burgers not bombs

“Already a legend, this awesome creation has manifested itself at countless gatherings, events, festivals and protests the length and breadth of the UK. There are thousands upon thousands of hungry campaigners who have feasted on these top-notch meat-free burgers at all hours of the day, all points of the compass. Truly a legend.”Vegan Environmental Awards

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Does your diet help or harm the environment?

Climate change is a danger to the whole human race (and a lot of other species), and is caused by greenhouse gases.

Veggies score, as schools give unhealthy food the boot

Recent weeks have seen two victories that should roll back years of deteriorating standards and ensure a healthy food environment for children across the country.

Ian Hills , 'The Toxic Toadburger Conspiracy'

Icon Books, 2005: ISBN 1 84046 564 6; £5.99. Author website: http://www.toxictoad.co.uk

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