This episode features a recording of a panel discussion from the Reducetarian Summit, held in New York City in May 2017.
About The Reducetarian Summit
The Reducetarian Foundation aims to improve human health, protect the environment, and spare farm animals from cruelty by reducing consumption of animal products. The goal of the summit was to spark solution-driven conversations that can help individuals and communities decrease meat consumption.
Why You Should Listen
This episode features a recording of the panel entitled “A Broken Food System: How Does Conventional Animal Agriculture Impact Our World,” which was moderated by Nil Zacharias. The introductory remarks from Nil give a brief overview of the problems facing our global food system and details how our reliance on and demand for cheap meat and dairy is going to leave us with a pillaged environment that is incapable of feeding a population of 9.7 billion by 2050. The good news is, the panelists all have their own take on this issue and propose practical solutions according to their individual field of expertise.
After each panelist presents for about five minutes, the floor is opened to questions from Nil as well as members of the audience. If you want to skip ahead to hear the open questions, it comes about 45 minutes into the episode.
People/Companies/Resources Featured in This Episode
- Darius Teter, Oxfam America
- Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz, Rainforest Action Network
- Dawn Moncrief, A Well-Fed World
- Maryn McKenna, Author of Superbug
- Sharon Nunez, Animal Equality
- Becky Ramsing, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
- Reducetarian Foundation
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