Shifting the Anti-Meat Narrative

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Across the world, experts are trying to identify the best diet to feed a growing population and a warming planet. Unfortunately, livestock is being unfairly vilified as unhealthy, unsustainable, and unnecessary. But is this anti-meat narrative evidence-based? Diana Rodgers is a registered dietitian who has spent 18 years living on a pasture-based farm near Boston, Massachusetts and is the author of Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat. She also directed and produced the film, Sacred Cow, part of which was shot in England’s Lake District. Diana makes the case that animal-sourced foods are critical for human health and that well-managed grazing animals can improve ecosystem function. As the plant-based push only becomes more intense, Diana’s grounded, logical, science-based message that meat must have a place at the table is a refreshing view on this polarizing topic.