MPR News Presents for January 2, 2014
Jan 2, 2014 cows, cattle, highland cattle, farm, CSA MPR photo/Luke Taylor Guests YES: Dr. Neal Barnard: M.D., a nutrition researcher, author, and health advocate. Adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine. In 1985, Dr. Barnard established the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization advocating for preventive medicine and higher ethical standards in research. YES: Gene Bauer: Gene Baur is an activist, best-selling author, and president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the first animal rescue organization dedicated to farmed animals. NO: Chris Masterjohn: Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut. Nutritional sciences researcher and blogger, "The Daily Lipid." NO: Joel Salatin: Joel F. Salatin is an American farmer, lecturer, and author whose books include "Folks, This Ain't Normal;" "You Can Farm;" and "Salad Bar Beef."
A debate from the Intelligence Squared US series. About 2.5% of American adults report being vegan. 48% report eating meat, fish or poultry at all of their meals. Taking into account health, environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Are we, or aren't we, meant to be carnivores?