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Sam Cooney, Sam van Zweden, Tammi Jonas and Richard Cornish

From left: Sam Cooney, Sam van Zweden, Tammi Jonas and Richard Cornish — Photo: Sophie Quick

Discussions around eating meat tend to gravitate quickly towards polar positions. We often talk in terms of total abstinence – vegetarianism or veganism – or unexamined, carnivorous abandon.

But this conversation, hosted by Sam Cooney, dodges both finger-wagging and caveman-style chest-beating. Our panellists – including food writer Richard Cornish, author of My Year Without Meat, ‘ethicurean’ pig and cattle farmer and food blogger Tammi Jonas, and Sam van Zweden, who is currently writing a creative non-fiction book about food, family and memory – instead explore the rich middle ground of this issue, focusing on degrees of eating meat. They discuss the cultural, environmental and health implications of our dietary choices. Should we eat less meat? Why and how could we do it? What would a more mindful approach to eating meat look like and how might it alter our social lives and our identities?

Join us for a nuanced discussion about an issue that cuts close to the bone.

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