UQP acquires Eating the Earth, a ground-breaking analysis of capitalism's impact on the planet, by Justyn Walsh
UQP is delighted to announce that we have acquired world rights to Eating the Earth by Justyn Walsh via Jeanne Ryckmans at Cameron’s Management.
'Justyn's book will be the perfect complement to Charles Massy's bestselling Call of the Reed Warbler,' says UQP Publishing Director Madonna Duffy. 'It looks beyond the practice of regenerative agriculture into how business and the economy can contribute towards a different, and better, future.'
This thought-provoking new work from the Investing with Keynes author asks whether it is viable to maintain an economic system that manufactures a multitude of wants only to satisfy them by incurring huge ecological debt.
Justyn Walsh, whose career includes senior roles at an organic food company and a regenerative farmland fund, argues that in what amounts to the planetary equivalent of selling the furniture to pay the rent, we are liquidating our natural capital and calling it “income” while at the same time failing to account for the decline in natural wealth.
‘We need an alternative narrative, a Capitalism 2.0, or we will bankrupt the biosphere and our Ponzi scheme on the natural world will come crashing down,’ Walsh argues.
‘Writing Eating the Earth during our recent Plague Years has underlined the relevance and urgency of some of the key themes of the book,’ Walsh commented. ‘How everything is connected, how our farming and other land use practices directly impact our wellbeing, the knock-on effects of habitat and biodiversity loss, and how mankind is a part of nature rather than apart from nature.’