Organic and Halal: Muslim Food For Thought


It’s official- Ramadan is over and so food is back on topic!

To mark this, I wanted to spread the word about RENEWAL, the first feature-length documentary film that captures the work of religious-environmental activists. It’s 90 minutes long and showcases Muslims, Jews, Christians and other religious groups’ efforts to tackle climate change and instill a love for the planet.  The segment on Muslims is entitled ‘Food for Faith’ and looks at issues of sustainable farming and ‘Eco-halal’. Definitely worth a look.

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350 ppm CO2 and why it matters

350 from Hans Hansen on Vimeo.

The lovely people from the 350 campaign explain the importance of maintaining CO2 levels at 350 pp with the help of graffiti artists Hans Hansen. Enjoy!

Ban bottled water… for ever!

At taraweeh this Ramdan, I couldn’t help but notice the rows upon rows of not only praying Muslims but also bottled water.  As it’s Ramadan, everyone is doing their best to keep hydrated but why bottled water?

Bottled water is one of the biggest cons of this century and not only does it divert money away from better water infrastructure, it poisons supplies due to the production of plastic bottles which end up in toxic landfills. Also,  research has found that bottled water isn’t always safer than tap water and definately isn’t tastier.

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Video: Can Islam meet the Environment Challenge?

This video is of a meeting arranged by Radical Middle Way. It takes quite a while to load (and doesn’t seem to have a working pause button so you’ll have to watch it all in one go!) but is really worth watching and has some great speakers including Rianne ten Veen, Kristiane Backer, Fazlun Khaled from Ifees, Sheikh Babikir Ahmed Babikir and organic farmer Lutfi Radwan.

Click on the image to take you to the video.

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