• Matteo De Vos

FFS 033 - A Case for Eating Meat

What role can livestock play in a sustainable food system? In "Meat: A Benign Extravagance", Simon Fairlie lays out a convincing case as to why eating meat and dairy is part of a holistic and sensible agricultural system.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why widely quoted figures on livestock’s impact on the environment are misleading: from feed conversion ratios to water use to greenhouse gas emissions.

  • How a ‘default livestock diet’ makes ecological sense

  • The uncertainties and potential shortcomings of veganic farming

  • An (uncomfortable) reality: truly sustainable agriculture calls for the ruralising of society


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