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Your Call: Is there such a thing as sustainable and humane meat?

Jan 22, 2015

  

Is there such a thing as sustainable and humane meat? On the January 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a debate about whether eating beef is good or bad for our bodies and the planet. Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of Defending Beef, argues that cattle can help mitigate climate change and provide invaluable nutrition. Harold Brown, the founder of FarmKind.org, argues that humane labels are misleading. Meat labeled as “naturally raised” are confined by the thousands in factory farms, often living in their own feces. Where do you stand? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Nicolette Hahn Niman, environmental lawyer, author of Defending Beef 

Harold Brown, former beef farmer turned animal rights activist, founder of FarmKind.org

 

 Life

Web resources:

NY Tmes: FAO Yields to Meat Industry Pressure on Climate Change

FAO Report: Tackling Climate Change through Livestock

NRDC Switchboard: The Global Roundtable of (Not So) Sustainable Beef

Washington Post: PETA wants ‘humanely raised’ label stripped from Butterball turkeys

NY Times op-ed: The Carnivore’s Dilemma

Climate Progress: Not Eating Meat Can Cut Your Food-Related Carbon Emissions Almost In Half, Study Finds