The Better Show welcomes Diana Rodgers, a registered dietitian and co-author of the wildly popular book “Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat: Why Well-Raised Meat Is Good for You and Good for the Planet”. Diana is a real food nutritionist and a sustainability advocate in Boston, hosts a podcast called “The Sustainable Dish Podcast” and runs her own clinical nutrition practice. We begin the episode by talking about the stigma around meat consumption and what and why our governments have such influence on eating red meat. We discuss the american diet and a brief history of Kellogg’s impact on society at the beginning of it’s breakfast cereal reign in the food industry. Diana explains the misconceptions around methane creation from livestock compared to other industries and it’s impact on greenhouse gasses. How the myriad of plant based products actually use fossil fuels to be created, and how us humans with our diet and nutrition can alter our carbon footprint. Perceptions of what healthy looks like, pushing veganism in public schools and the virtue signaling being put on display on the daily is doing the planet a disservice. We weigh the balance of animal death, our own death as humans, and what animals we save compared to others. We finish today’s episode with Diana diving deeper into alternative protein sources, and how they may benefit us as humans, or perhaps leaving us dissatisfied by crickets and insect protein.
- 0:00 Introduction
- 2:00 Governmental Meat Reduction
- 7:00 Reality of Raising Vegan Children
- 10:00 Optics of Meat
- 16:30 Protein Leverage Hypothesis
- 20:00 American Diet & Kellogg
- 28:20 Carbon Emissions
- 40:00 Obesity & Longevity
- 50:00 Society’s View on Death of Animals
- 57:00 Alternative Protein Sources
- 1:05:30 Conclusion
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