Wednesday April 13th, 2022 with Carolyn Harris
This week, the veganic (vegan + organic) farmer Jimmy Videle speaks about the practices he uses at his farm, La Ferme de L'Aube, and explains how veganic farming can spread across North America and around the world.
This week, I am very happy to present my interview with the veganic farmer and activist Jimmy Videle. In 2014, Jimmy and his wife, Mélanie Bernier, started a vegan organic market farm, La Ferme de l’Aube, in Boileau, Québec, where they now live with their five rescued cats. In the past, Jimmy worked and consulted on eleven vegan, organic, and permaculture farms in Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, South America and Québec. He is currently a consultant and volunteer with A.U.M. Films & Media (the producers of the documentaries Cowspiracy, What the Health, and others) and the Animal Protection Party of Canada. In this interview, Jimmy speaks about veganic farming and the practices that he and Mélanie use at La Ferme de l’Aube. He tells his story of becoming vegan, describes the importance of farming veganically, and discusses what needs to be done to help spread veganic farming methods across North America and around the world. In research that Jimmy conducted for the Humane Party of the United States in 2018, he found that vegan organic farming was 2.2% more productive per acre when compared to growing crops using conventional methods. However, in a study published in 2019, Jimmy wrote that vegan organic agriculture can be 4198% more productive per acre than animal agriculture. This is due to the fact that animal agriculture uses a vast amount of land for grazing and growing feed crops to feed the animals who are exploited and killed by that industry. With a global shift to veganic farming, we could rewild much of the land that is currently used for agriculture. This was such an inspiring interview. Thanks to Jimmy for being a guest on the show! Links: La Ferme de l'Aube's website: https://www.lafermedelaube.com/ La Ferme de l'Aube on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lafermedelaube/ Jimmy's research: https://humaneherald.org/publications/ The Always for Animal Rights blog: https://alwaysforanimalrights.blogspot.com
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