Ben is passionate about the ethics of what we consume, which has led him, amongst other things, to become a vegan.  His talk focused on the augments for giving up meat eating, showing how much there is to be gained and how little, apart from some selfish pleasure, lost.  But he also addressed how harmful the practices of certain multinationals are, and how boycotts of their products can be an effective way of showing them their behaviours is not acceptable and needs to change.  There was also time for a short look at schemes like Fairtrade, which aim to bring an ethical approach to wider consumption.

Clearly this is an area of great interest to people in Plymouth and we will have to see if we can find more speakers on related topics.