The connections between eating meat to climate change.
As the world food crisis continues, the ties from food to fuel have never been more apparent. Try to count the carbon of your dinner plate and suddenly you’re considering the irony that more carbon may released by your local farmer and her free-range chickens than the far away mega-farm with four stories of chicken coops. Today on Earthbeat — biofuels, vegetables, counting-carbon, eating locally, agribusiness, even Al Gore.
Speaking about his research on counting carbon, Adrian Williams from the Department of Natural Resources at Cranfield University in Britian. Tom Philpott, the food editor from the magazine Grist gives an overview on food and climate.
Two farmers speak about sustainable agriculture and grass-fed beef. Dan Imhoff is also the author of the book Food Fight: A Citizen’s Guide to the Farm Bill. Anthony Flaccavento is the director of the group Appalachian Sustainable Development.
Standing front in center in linking meat to climate is the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETAVice President Bruce Friedrich speaks about their campaign to turn Al Gore into a vegetarian.
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Photo used courtesy of Janet Towbin.