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The Environmental Impacts of Meat Labeled Grass-Fed, Sustainable, and Regenerative

This episode was inspired by the decision by a vegan restaurant to introduce beef, bison, chicken, and eggs to their menu, citing regenerative animal agriculture as a climate change solution. This shift prompted me to prioritize discussing the complex relationship between dietary choices, environmental impact, and sustainability.

It’s not just regenerative agriculture being hailed as the savior from the environmental devastation wrought by animal agriculture. We’ve got “sustainable meat,” “local meat,” and the ever-popular “grass-fed” beef (and grass-finished beef) in the mix too. Let’s dive in and separate fact from fiction.


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