About the Speaker:
Karen Luyckx, Feedback
Karen looks after the Pig Idea campaign. She also coordinates Feedback’s participation in the European Union funded REFRESH programme which aims to tackle food waste from farm to fork with 26 partners across 12 countries. Karen lived and worked for six years in Bolivia where she witnessed the destruction caused by industrial farming to supply soy to the global meat industry. With CAFOD, she has supported social movements in Latin America to speak out on climate change, human rights, and water pollution caused by large scale mining. Karen’s PhD in Geography and Development Studies with Leeds University looked at indigenous land rights in Bolivia. In her spare time she practices Buddhist meditation, attempts some veggie gardening, and loves swimming, knitting and sailing. www.feedbackglobal.org
We discussed practices that are designed to provide everyone, everywhere, with food of the highest standard without wrecking the rest of the world. We were looking at how to circumvent food waste and make informed decisions that may lessen our impact on the world and the suffering of others.