Should we eat meat?

04 December 2019

One of the burning questions we’re asking ourselves right now concerns our diet. Should we eat meat? Let’s discuss.

This video owes a huge amount to Vaclav Smil’s book of the same name. Much of the information I cover here was gathered together in his book which, if you have a deeper interest in this topic, I recommend. See link below.

The Mallen Baker Show is aimed at all people who see themselves as change makers, with commentary on issues and change movements with a particular focus on climate change and environment, social issues, free speech and corporate social responsibility.

References

Should we eat meat? Vaclav Smil https://www.amazon.co.uk/Should-Eat-M...

Origins of human intelligence from meat eating https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

Brain growth directly linked with meat consumption https://www.jstor.org/stable/2744104?...

Percentage of land used for feed Feeding the World, Vaclav Smil 2001

Percentage of US people working on farms US Bureau of the Census 1975 Quantity of meat protein eaten FAO 2012

Chinese study of positive impact of meat eating on recall https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...

Study on growth and cognitive effects in Children https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...

Reasons for optimised chicken growth https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/900c...

Percentage of green water used for livestock production https://waterfootprint.org/media/down...

Decline in French meat consumption https://www.connexionfrance.com/Frenc...