Welcome to Episode 10 of The Road to Carnivore Podcast!
In this 20-minute episode we are going to examine the environmental angle of eating meat.
The dominant narrative is that meat is bad for the environment and because of that, we should limit meat consumption. But eliminating meat is not the solution.
Animals are integral for a sustainable and healthy food system, and cows are part of the solution to climate change.
The full picture is missing from the narrative that meat is bad for the environment, and in this episode, we go through the environmental criticisms of meat one by one, and also talk about why animals are essential for the sustainability of our soils and land.
Show Links and Resources:
UC Davis: Why Methane from Cattle Warms the Climate Differently Than CO2 from Fossil Fuels
Soil Carbon Storage by Todd A. Ontl (Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, Ames, IA) & Lisa A. Schulte (Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, Ames, IA)
Joint FAO/IAEA Report: Belching Ruminants, a minor player in atmospheric methane
Environmental Defense Fund: Global Risk Assessment of High Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Rice Production
Microsoft buys carbon credits from NSW cattle operation
Can Cows Help Mitigate Climate Change? Yes they can
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Land Degradation: An Overview from the USDA
Cows, and farmers, are part of the solution to climate change by Ph.D Frank Mitloehner
Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues
EPA Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Sacred Cow by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf
The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Soils – A Review
What Causes Ocean Dead Zones?
What is regenerative agriculture?
The Green, Blue, and Grey Water Footprint of Farm Animals and Animal Products
Land Regeneration – Building Soil with Animal Impact: White Oak Pastures
Yes, eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate
Livestock and the Environment. Meeting the Challenge from the FAO
Livestock: On our plates or eating at our table? A new analysis of the feed/food debate
CDC Adult Obesity Facts
Meat Consumption Does Not Explain Differences In Household Food Carbon Footprints In Japan
The Environmental Impact of Dialysis vs Transplantation
UC Davis: The Biogenic Carbon Cycle and Cattle
How Fertilizers Harm Earth
Reuters: Millions of Abandoned Oil Wells are Leaking Methane, a Climate Menace
Could our farms become the world’s great untapped carbon sink?
White Oak Pastures Study