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If you’re confused about meat and its relationship with the climate, human health, and animal welfare, this is the podcast for you.
These topics have been extremely conflated and many have turned to veganism as an answer. Unfortunately, it’s not so simple. And a black and white approach to diet can be dangerous not only for our individual nutritional needs, but it can slow much-needed progress when it comes to truly supporting and protecting our environment. There’s no doubt that factory farming should be illegal, but that is a far cry from stating that all meat is bad. Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy I’m thrilled to sit down with Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf to talk about the nuances of regeneratively raised meat and how it can reverse climate change, support better health for those that eat it, and provide natural and caring conditions for the animals it involves.
Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist, is the two-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat. Robb is the co-founder of The Healthy Rebellion, a social movement with the goal of liberating 1 million people from the sick-care system. Robb is the executive producer of the film Sacred Cow. Diana Rodgers, RD, is a “real food” nutritionist living on a working organic farm near Boston, Massachusetts. She’s an author, runs a clinical nutrition practice, hosts the Sustainable Dish Podcast, and is an advisory board member of Animal Welfare Approved and Savory Institute. Her new book, Sacred Cow: The Case For Better Meat, just launched, and the Sacred Cow film she directed and produced will be out later this summer.
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Here are more of the details from our interview (audio):
- Is now the time to end meat? (6:32)
- Death is part of life and part of farming and agriculture (9:35)
- Robb’s personal experience eating a vegan diet (16:28)
- Cattle and climate change (23:43)
- Understanding the nuance of greenhouse gas and methane production (27:56)
- Can we feed the world using regenerative agriculture? (34:24)
- How much water does it take to raise cattle? (40:17)
- Is meat bad for your health? (45:12)
- Supporting food sovereignty (54:13)
- Should we reduce our meat intake overall, even if it is quality meat? (55:37)
Find more information at www.sacredcow.info
Find more information about Diana Rodgers at www.sustainabledish.com. Follow Diana on Facebook @sustainabledish, on Twitter @sustainabledish, and on Instagram @sustainabledish
Find more information about Robb Wolf at https://robbwolf.com/. Follow Robb on Facebook @robbwolfonline, on Twitter @robbwolf, and on Instagram @dasrobbwolf
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