In a time of eco-crisis and its denial, experts consider the fundamentals: food and water. What are the implications of the life within our oceans disappearing? What happens when water is both life-giving and potentially devastating? Tess Lea talks to authors Chin Jou (Supersizing America: How Inner Cities Got Fast Food with Government Help), Astrida Neimanis (co-author of Thinking with Water), Elspeth Probyn (Eating the Ocean) and Beth Yahp (Eat First, Talk Later) about our complex relationships with the things that give us life.

Supported by the University of Sydney

Beth Yahp (Australian)

Beth Yahp is an author, editor and writing teacher who lectures in the creative writing program at the University of Sydney. Her fictional memoirÊEat First, Talk Later was published in 2015 and her collection of stories The Red Pearl and Other Stories is forthcoming with Vagabond Press in 2017, along with a re-issue of her award-winning novel The Crocodile Fury.