News digest 27.8.15

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Regeneration: Global Transformation in Catastrophic Times
A growing number of climate, food, environment, health and justice advocates are embracing and promoting a world-changing concept: regeneration. What is regeneration? And why are a so many public figures, including Pope Francis, calling for regeneration or revolution, rather than “halfway measures” such as sustainability or mitigation?

We need regenerative farming, not geoengineering
The quick fix mindset behind geoengineering must be transformed to one that seeks a humble partnership with nature if we are to address climate change

Romanian meat firms eye €25m to expand output capacity
Romania-based companies Agricover and Degaro have unveiled investments totalling €25m with the aim of acquiring new facilities and expanding their existing capacities.

Local woman tackles Coventry walk in aid of pig welfare
Julie Ann-Dean, local actress and voice artist, is donning her walking boots on Sunday, August 30 and tackling the A Coventry Way route round the city in aid of non-profits animal rights campaigners Farms not Factories.

Why I ate a roadkill squirrel – George Monbiot
If grey squirrels killed every year in the UK were sold for meat, it would be no bad thing. Factory farming is more harmful to the environment.

Exclusive: interview with directors of ‘Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret’, netflix’s controversial new documentary
When you think of global warming, it’s common sense to associate the issue with pollution caused by a human population that’s grown at a staggering rate since the birth of industrialization. Filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, however, recently discovered that this isn’t necessarily the case. There’s a much larger culprit that’s, in fact, the leading cause of global warming, water depletion, deforestation, species extinction, and ocean dead zones. Their findings? It’s the agricultural industry that’s primarily to blame.