Without our realising it, a single, slippery concept has become a secular deity throughout the modern industrial world. We make terrible sacrifices in its name: of our money, our health, and our planet. That deity is nature itself. Alan Levinovitz, the assistant professor at James Madison University, Virginia, beams in for a virtual Berwins Salon North to explain why arguments based on what is ‘natural’, in food, medicine, and society at large, are appeals to a false idol – our oldest, most persistent superstition.
Alan will be in conversation with Helen Bagnall.