Would You Eat a Bug to Save the Planet?
To what extremes are we willing to go, to fit more and more people and bigger and bigger economies on a finite planet? It seems we’re willing to give up many freedoms, conveniences, safety and security, but we’re not willing to acknowledge we’re overpopulated or overconsuming. Addressing those root causes is not an option.
So, get ready to give up that dream home, meat, golf, rock concerts and air travel; and start whipping up a batch of cricket smoothies. In this episode of the GrowthBusters podcast, the team discusses the newest footprint-shrinking strategies and whether we’ll adopt them before things are “semi-apocalyptic.” How far will we go, before we’re willing to strongly suggest limiting our offspring and settling for a smaller, stable and sustainable economy?
Budding filmmaker Andrew Little filmed this podcast recording session and put together a very short video to help us spread the word about the GrowthBusters podcast:
Kaitlyn and Ben hadn’t seen the 1973 sci-fi overpopulation flick, Soylent Green, so I shared a classic scene in which Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson practically climax over the taste of real food obtained on the black market. In this future, real food was one under-appreciated item sacrificed as the population grew way beyond the agricultural system’s ability to feed everyone.
GrowthBusters is a public education project and documentary film. Our mission is to find the cure for growth addiction, so future generations can live decent lives on a planet with healthy life-support systems. Your comments are welcome below. Check out the documentary film, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth.
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