RHR: The Impacts and Ethics of Eating Meat — with Diana Rodgers


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In this episode we’ll cover:

  • 06:35 The true environmental impact of meat production
  • 14:29 The differences between cropland and pastureland
  • 18:20 Herbivores vs. omnivores
  • 19: 38 Factory farms and superbugs
  • 22:36 Carbon emissions and water usage
  • 27:23 The ethical and moral considerations of eating meat
  • 39:18 Should parents be allowed to feed their kids a vegan diet?

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Chris Kresser: Hey, everybody, it’s Chris Kresser. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio.

Today, we’re going to be talking with Diana Rodgers. She’s a registered dietician with a private practice seeing people via Skype and in her offices in Concord and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and lives on a working organic farm. She’s the author of the Homegrown Paleo Cookbook and Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go and hosts “The Sustainable Dish” podcast.

Diana frequently writes and speaks about the political social justice of animal welfare and environmental issues in the food system, and she runs the blog SustainableDish.com. Diana has recently written a series of articles about the environmental, moral, ethical, and social issues surrounding meat consumption and dietary choices that we make in general.

So, I wanted to have Diana on the show to talk to her about this because I think for many people, at least at this point, they no longer believe that a vegetarian or vegan diet is the bes...

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