A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed?...
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It is becoming common to hear celebrities tell the public that they must cut back on meat and dairy consumption for the good of the planet. Whether consumers believe the "expert" advice of their favorite performer, the majority of the public does believe that climate change is deadly serious, but are livestock raised for our meat and dairy products to blame? While ruminant animals (beef, dairy, sheep, and goats) do produce green house gases, the amount produced varies greatly depending on production practices. It's another reason to know where and how your food is produced. Dr. Frank Mitloehner is the Director of the AgAir Quality Center at the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis. Farm to Table Talk returns to this previously published podcast with Dr. Mitloehner because he so clearly explains what we should consider in making diet choices based on climate impact assumptions. Additionally Dr. Mitloehner reminds us that a very small fraction of the earth is suitable for Agriculture and only a fraction of that is good for anything but livestock grazing. It's one of a number of key facts we have to keep in mind as the Earth gets hotter and more crowded.