Saturday January 18, 2020

Presenter Liz Bonnin on tackling the world’s most contentious issues

The science presenter’s hard-hitting documentaries detailing the damage done to the planet by single-use plastic and mass-produced meat have garnered critical acclaim. Not bad for a woman who started out in a girlband

15th December, 2019
Liz Bonnin: “The plastics and the meat programmes are two examples of the same broken system, this blind obsession with sustaining money over ourselves.” Picture: Fergal Phillips

It’s 5.30am on a Thursday, and Irish meat farmers are rolling into Naas to blockade Aldi’s distribution facility. Theirs is a clear message: they want cattle prices to increase, now, and are insisting that supermarket chains operating in Ireland exercise their influence to that effect. Due east, Liz Bonnin is boarding a flight from London to Dublin. The television presenter is making a quick working trip home, and the synchronicity of events cannot have escaped...

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