Meat is stupid


Covid‐19 made the global connections explicit: soy for animal feed is produced at the cost of rainforest; foreign local markets are undermined by German meat production; the migration of cheap labour enables price dumping and intensive animal production finally heats the climate. What remains is the fact that local climate activism and advocacy for a change of lifestyle, production and consumption patterns are political and relevant. ‘Meat is stupid’ struck me as a poetic reminder that we urgently need more place‐based narratives of change to cope successfully with the challenges of a changing climate.