Bringing back bison – like the ones seen at Standing Rock recently – and the prairie grasslands that sustain them – could sequester massive amounts of carbon and restore functional habitat for many other species, says Lierre Keith. A former vegan, she now sees herself as a being like other creatures part of the cycle of life and death, choosing to eat foods that contribute to building topsoil.
Host(s): Meghan Murphy
Featured Speakers/Guests: Lierre Keith is a writer, radical feminist, food activist and environmentalist. Her book The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, targets agricultural monocropping and patriarchy as two of the most destructive and unsustainable forces of “civilization.”
Credits: Interview by Meghan Murphy, adapted for WINGS by Frieda Werden. Photo credit: Independence Party of Minnesota.
Comments: An earlier version of this interview appeared as a 2-part series in 2012.