Is It Time To Stop Eating Meat

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Hello, and thank you so much for tuning in defeat thought a podcast on a mission to equip you all with the evidence based advice you need to live and breathe a healthy lifestyle I'm ran Lambert registered nutritionist, bestselling author of Renar. She's simply to eat while and found every TRICIA in London's leading private nutrition clinic in each exit. I'm so lucky to be joined by special guests, all of whom can be considered authoritative voices in Hell so that together we can learn fact from fiction and empower the healthiest and happiest versions of ourselves with trusted expert advice. Curbing the world's huge anti increasing appetite for meat is essential to avoid devastating climate change according to the United Nations. Role Agriculture especially, meeting dairy accounts for seventy percent of global freshwater consumption that he eight percent of total land and nineteen percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Of Plant based dating becomes more prominent and increasing number of authoritative voices in nutrition and health a challenging conventional beliefs and the idea that one needs to eat animal products to be strong and healthy. This week's food for thought, sees registered. Dietitian Tanya Hoffner and die on the real truth behind meet on whether it's time for us all to stop eating it. Hello Tanya alone nights to be with you. Know, it's an absolute pleasure to have you on and to discuss such a ever evolving conversation I suppose because. I mean meet his debated heavily at the moment it seems to be in the media all the time. That is good that it's not good and if we're nutritionally looking at it, red meat is such a good source of protein in. So many ever micronutrients isn't it? So what exactly is within it that people are saying causes harm. Okay. So those are some of the great benefits that can be had from easing some mission the died the problem is that we too much in that's having dramatic impacts, not only on our health on knives and the economy. Through ill health, but also on our planet to but I really think before we focus on me we need to just put this into context of food itself because food is a single strong as lever to actually optimize our health and the environmental sustainability on earth. But the food that we are eighteen currently threatening boats over our selves and our planet and the unhealthy diets. Now pose a greater risk to our ill health and jets much greater than on safe sex alcohol drugs and tobacco combined. So it's huge. It's a huge issue we need radical transformation. While I when you put it like that I'm sure that's kind of a shocking stop full missed most of our listeners. Because if we do go back in time that, let's go back in history and millions of years ago when if we all going back to obviously the subject of meat because that's the episode in general but of course, our overall diet humans eight very different to what they know didn't mean even the role of meat then is different to how it is now. Yes I mean we've evolved as omnivores meaning this species of always actually Asian, and both plants an animal origins, and we've got that Dacian, right back to glacial periods. So humans hunted and killed animals for meat, and since that time gave is tremendous advantages because it's nutritionally dense. It's got a lot of new chance in a small CH it. We use less energy media justice than pump fruits, for example. So it's race advantages, but domestication of animals came in on. That was pretty good because even back, you know before the twentieth century, we had great diversity in our diet in many many plants and it's really only in the last twenty five fifty years. meet has become a bone of contention ratio politically culturally and otherwise and renounced answer your earlier question and process me toughest single biggest impact on the environment and of any type food, and they are the biggest contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation bio-diversity, awesome solution as well as land and water use. So they're very M. resort intensive but we over time I suppose have particularly recently as society has got richer. At where meat is kind of you know traditionally, we've had it whenever we celebrate something it's it's across. Cultures across the word that we we would have me but advocate Richard, we have more of us. And the highest May. Chichi countries would be Australia. Europe, Canada. For example and the last fifty years we've had intensive farming hunting offensive. Desire, we're. We're actually over consuming what we need.

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