“Meat the Truth”, by Karen Soeters
Screened on 26 May 2010
Meat the Truth is the first documentary to address the relationship between livestock farming and climate change. The film is presented by the Dutch politician Marianne Thieme, MP for the Party for the Animals in the Netherlands. This documentary highlights an issue that has been overlooked by earlier films on climate change, namely: intensive livestock production. Meat the Truth draws attention to this by demonstrating that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, lorries, trains, ships and planes added together. The calculations used in the film derive from, and have been verified by, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the World Watch Institute and the Institute for Environmental Studies, Free University Amsterdam and numerous other reliable scientific sources.
The film was followed by a Q&A session with Marianne Thieme (Dutch MP).