Is Grass-Fed Beef Good for Our Planet? | Nicholas Carter

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In Episode #116, I sat down with environmental researcher Nicholas Carter to talk more about grass-fed beef and planetary health. We started by discussing the results from a new, peer-reviewed study of White Oaks Pasture – a farm that for years has claimed their beef is carbon negative – before covering the importance of rewilding for cooling our planet. Find out how changing the foods we eat can help free up land to be rewilded and protect existing forests. We also talked about the UK’s ‘Regenuary’ movement and much more.

For more from Nicholas Carter, see Episodes #104, #111, #136, #175, and #230.

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Additional resources:

  • A John Hopkins University study, published in 2020, which combined data from 140 countries and identified that the single greatest way for someone to lower the greenhouse gases footprint of their diet was by adopting a plant-based diet. Next best was a plant-based diet with insects and molluscs and then a two-thirds plant-based diet (two plant-based meals and snacks a day with one meal containing animal products).
  • ‘You want to reduce the carbon footprint of your food? Focus on what you eat, not whether your food is local’ – an article by Hannah Ritchie. • Author of the White Oaks Pastures study acknowledging that their beef is NOT carbon negative and that such claims are false.
  • Connect with Nicholas Carter on Twitter.

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