It’s that time of year again – an exciting date in many bloggers’ diaries – Blog Action Day.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Blog Action Day is an annual event, whereby bloggers across the globe come together to talk about an issue that effects us all. This year it will take place on Sunday, 16 October. The last time I took part in Blog Action Day was in 2009, when the topic of blogging was Climate Change. This year, we will be coming together to blog about Food.
Food – where it comes from, how we produce it and how it affects us all, is an issue close to the heart of Compassion in World Farming.
Around sixty billion animals are farmed for food worldwide every year – the vast majority of them reared intensively in systems that seriously impact on their welfare. Not only are these systems cruel for the animals reared in them, but in addition, the farming methods used in factory farms are having negative effects on the food produced.
I have written about food security in A Compassionate World in the past and I am urging all readers and fellow bloggers to turn your minds to food and write about the issues that matter to you.
Some suggestions from the people at Blog Action Day, that I hope will give you some inspiration include:
• To be organic or not to be, that is the question.
• Vegan, Vegetarian, Meat eater – Which one are you and why?
• Trading in the future of food. What is the impact of food speculation?
• Will we be able to feed 9 billion people in 2050?
• How does Fair Trade food help farmers and communities get out of poverty?
• The scandal of food waste.
• What is the best way to farm food?
If you need some information or want to scavenge around for some research, then please take a look at Compassion in World Farming’s website. We have plenty of resources that should come in handy and we are happy to help. Get blogging and spread the word!
Register to take part in Blog Action Day 2011
Find out more about Blog Action Day 2011
If you tag your blog and social media updates with the tag #BAD11 your blog and updates will be included on the Blog Action Day website.