Event Title

Are You Gonna Eat That?: The Ethical and Environmental Implications of Our Food Culture

Presenter Information

Em Osback

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Kathy Straub

Start Date

24-4-2018 5:00 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 6:00 PM

Description

The way we eat is uniquely American, and it has many implications for not only our health, but also the health of the planet. Beef is among the most popular meats consumed in the United States, and it also happens to be one of the worst for our health and for the environment. Lab-grown meat is a viable up-and-coming alternative, but it too faces its own challenges that it must overcome before it has the chance to surpass traditional beef in popularity. Switching to a more plant-based diet is generally healthier, but there are some surprising and unexpected environmental consequences to some of the most popular alternatives. Navigating our nation’s food culture is complicated and difficult, and it forces consumers to make tough choices. This study considers how we might best inform our choices through ethical and environmental considerations.

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Are You Gonna Eat That?: The Ethical and Environmental Implications of Our Food Culture

The way we eat is uniquely American, and it has many implications for not only our health, but also the health of the planet. Beef is among the most popular meats consumed in the United States, and it also happens to be one of the worst for our health and for the environment. Lab-grown meat is a viable up-and-coming alternative, but it too faces its own challenges that it must overcome before it has the chance to surpass traditional beef in popularity. Switching to a more plant-based diet is generally healthier, but there are some surprising and unexpected environmental consequences to some of the most popular alternatives. Navigating our nation’s food culture is complicated and difficult, and it forces consumers to make tough choices. This study considers how we might best inform our choices through ethical and environmental considerations.