Aug 10, 2017
One of the biggest questions is, 'Is meat and animal agriculture sustainable?' A snap judgment based on mainstream media projection would probably be 'Not really' but that's called dogma. It's always good to explore all sides of the arguments and this two part episode delves into the sustainability aspect of animal agriculture while taking a closer look at certain health and nutritional claims of plants and animals.
2:45 – How Peter got into low carb high fat lifestyle
5:46 – What is a “Forage Agronomist”?
8:26 – Response to “Meat causes Colorectal Cancer” claims
11:00 – Factors causing current agricultural crisis
18:38 – The key historical turning points against animal agriculture
26:17 – Importance of connecting food producers with low carb communities
29:31 – The downside of having a big voice in the modern age
34:10 – What exactly is ‘sustainability’?
44:30 – Differences between nutritional studies in plants, animals and humans
48:55 – Comparison and implications of plant based and animal based diet
58:05 – Virtue signaling and issues with natural and organic food labels
1:01:33 – Should I buy organic, grass fed or conventional meat?
1:06:39 – Myths created against saturated fat and animal agriculture
1:10:25 – Does cattle destroy the planet by greenhouse emission?
Bio: Peter has extensive experience in forage agriculture. He was the forage extension specialist at Oregon State University from 1986 until 1992. He is currently the Forage Product Manager at Barenbrug USA. His experience led him to study human diet and health. What he’s learned doesn’t agree with low-fat-is-heart-healthy dietary advice we’ ve been given for more than 50 years. This understanding, combined with his forage background, has strengthened his interest in THE truly sustainable agriculture – the production of ruminant animal products! His knowledge, enthusiasm, and speaking style will provide an entertaining and informative presentation.
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