I am proud to announce the launch of Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute.
Earth | Food | Life (EFL) explores the critical and often interconnected issues facing the climate/environment, food/agriculture and animal/nature rights, and champions action; specifically, how responsible citizens, voters and consumers can help put society on an ethical path of sustainability that supports environmental and food justice—and respects the rights of all species who call this planet home.
Having served as the editor of environment, food and animal rights at AlterNet, I have been covering these subject areas for several years. Now, I’m excited to develop an even more comprehensive look into these topics through EFL, which brings together seasoned reporters, respected experts, frontline activists and advocacy organizations from around the globe to deliver in-depth coverage of stories that are often ignored by mainstream media. In addition, we’ll be providing readers with inspiration to get involved in promoting positive change for our environment, our food system and our fellow Earthlings.
EFL is committed to educating the public through a variety of channels; you will find our work on the websites of IMI and its partner publications, in email newsletters, and more.
We’ve already been producing great work. Here are a few recent articles:
Written by IMI contributor Mary Mazzoni, this article helps readers quickly become a part of the solution, presenting our top picks for current web- and mobile-based tools that can help you make a difference in your daily life, from reducing your annual carbon footprint to helping you invest in sustainable and socially conscious companies.
Written by Amy McDermott, science writer at Oceana, the world’s largest marine advocacy organization and one of IMI’s key content partners, this article demonstrates exactly how nations can work together to help protect not only the health of the planet’s oceans, but also one of mankind’s primary food sources.
Written by Daniel Ross, a journalist who covers corporate and military accountability, this article explore how 70 percent of products found in a typical supermarket have origins in the military’s food experiments—and how that has impacted the average American’s diet and health.