TOPIC: Propaganda Feed

Interview with Liza Cowan on "The Canteen Podcast" from Paleo Canteen

Liza cowan the future is farmers cup from smallequals.com
The Future is Farmers cup available at Liza's shop www.smallequals.com

 

Paleo Canteen is a catering and meal delivery restaurant in Glasgow, Scotland. They cook, package, and deliver high quality paleo meals throughout the UK. The owner/chef is Ally Houston. Ally has a background in science as well as in high end restaurant cooking, and has a lively and inquiring mind. So in addition to running Paleo Canteen, he also produces a podcast, interviewing fascinating people, mostly about sustainable agriculture, cattle and sheep farming, biodiversity, and the impact of food on the health and well being of humans, animals, and the land. As well as what the guest enjoy eating. 

I was honored to be on Ally's podcast, and we had so much fun recording it. It will be available as a video at some point, but right now it's available as a podcast through the Paleo Canteen website, as well as on various streaming services like iTunes, Spotify and others. 

Links:

On the website here

on Anchor here 

On streaming services look for The Canteen Podcast

 

Liza cowan The Canteen Podcast September 2019

Here's some of what we discussed:

  • Veganism, the left, and farming.
  • How Dyke, A Quarterly came about.
  • How the viral sensation of The Future Is Female came about
  • Ketogenic diet for weight loss.
  • Cows and climate change.
  • Regenerative farming history.
  • Propaganda and its place in public debate around nutrition.
  • The reasons that vegetarianism is wrongly associated as progressive.
  • Temple Grandin’s work.
  • Body positivity and fashion.
  • Sustainable fashion including Birdsong and NvBlack.
  • What Liza eats.
  • What Ally eats.

 

And do check out the other episodes of The Canteen Podcast, including interviews with :

*Dr Liz Genever, sheep and beef consultant,

     on Why We Should Love Our Farmers

*Professor Tim Noakes, The scientist who changed his mind, and how the low carb diet went on trial with him. 

*Professor Ken Stain, The physicist who experimented on himself with low carb nutrition

*Amber O'Hearn, The Carnivore Who Cured her bipolar disorder with a carnivore diet. 

*Andrew Scarborough, Surviving Incurable Brain Cancer

*Dr. Alison Van Eenannaam, on Animal Genetics, Food Marketing, and World Hunger

*Darren McGarvy on poverty, food and addiction

 

and MORE! www.paleocanteen.co.uk


Recent designs for a sustainable future: Soil

Some graphics I've been making recently about soil. Healthy Soil = Healthy Planet. That means yes organic farming, no pesticides, no monocrops, yes pasture raised animals, yes controlled grazing, and yes to other eco-agricultural practices to work with Mother Nature to promote biodiversity and make the planet's soil healthy again.

 


Liza cowan design love your mother earth 2019

 

 

Liza cowan design water sunshine soil

 

 

Liza cowan nourish the soil 2019


School Garden Army and Climate Strike

edward penfield, school garden, climate solutions, victory garden

 

What if all the school children and their teachers who went on the recent Climate Strike had spent the day creating organic gardens at their schools? And then gone home to help their parents and neighbors create community gardens, or front yard gardens or back yard gardens? If  food availability or food insecurity is a part of climate change, then creating small, sustainable, local, organic gardens is part of climate solutions .
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In my opinion, it would have been much more productive than marching with signs. Signs just end up in the landfill as paper waste.  A garden ends up feeding the families and neighborhoods. And a good, organic garden helps feed the soil and sequester carbon. Win/win.
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Poster by one of my favorite artists, Edward Penfield. Oh how I wish I owned this poster.


Patriarchy Propaganda: Teach her how to love it.

Patriarchy, Teach her how to love it. Propaganda pamphlet USA circa 1933. Liza Cowan Ephemera Collections via Liza Cowan FAKE!™

Advertising is a powerful force for propaganda. Just after World War One, fledgling press agent Edward Bernays returned from The Paris Peace Talks, where he had helped President Woodrow Wilson coin and promote the phrase "Making the world safe for Democracy. Upon his return, he decided to bring his ideas on Mass Persuasion to commerce and then to the US Government. He realized that the term "propaganda" had a negative connotation after the war, so he coined the phrase "Public Relations" and he and his ideas changed the world forever. source

Advertising is propaganda. 


Source material: 1933 Frigidaire advertising booklet, Liza Cowan Ephemera Collections. Liza Cowan FAKE!™ Design. 


No Water, Don't Waste It!! No Guns.

No water don't waste it
No Water Don't Waste it No Guns!

Artist, William Tasker. Federal Art Project, Silkscreen, circa 1941/3. Source

I found this image on Pinterest. It's one of the things I enjoy about Pinterest - finding great images, even if people don't source them well, grrr. 

This one caught my eye not just for the great graphic but because the message seems so awkward now. It was made to remind/convince people to conserve water for the war effort. That's the "guns." Government wartime propaganda.

But as a viewer in 2012 I read it as, No Water, No Guns....don't waste it. That is, there is no water and no guns....therefor don't waste these recources. Which brings to mind some dystopic sci fi movie, or contemporary news and activism about water as a resource. Big topic. Water. Resource. Or did it mean, War over Water...another dystopic story -in- the making.

It only took me a minute to remember to adjust my time frame to World War 2 to realize that the idea of conserving water for the wartime/militarizaion effort  would be common enough that the poster made sense immediately.

It's also possibly true that it's just not that well written enough to telegraph it's meaning. I can't tell from here.