Conservation Training

Our Carbon Hoofprint: Meat and Climate

November 30, 2023

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Location: Madison

What role does livestock agriculture play in climate change, and what should we, as individuals and as a society, do about that? Is the answer reducing or eliminating meat from the diet? Is it to use the tools of modern agriculture to reduce emissions by increasing the efficiency of meat and dairy production? Or is it a return to grass-based livestock? In this talk, Mayerfeld will identify the merits and flaws of each of these proposed solutions and propose a more nuanced response based both on science and respect for food culture.