Our diet is destroying the planet with Environmental Researcher Nicholas Carter
In Episode 104 I sit down with Environmental Researcher Nicholas Carter to chat about how our current food system is effecting the environment and what changes need to be made in order to meet climate goals and create a system that results in better food security, less water pollution, less land use, less freshwater use and greater production efficiency.
SPECIFICALLY WE COVER:
What is climate change?
What are the implications of a warming planet?
What are planetary boundaries?
Is climate change more than an energy issue?
What are greenhouse gases?
The major greenhouse gases – Carbon Dioxide, Methane and Nitrous Oxide
Human activity and greenhouse gases
Agriculture and GHG’s
Importance of understanding land use, deforestation and carbon sequestration when land is left alone
Animal versus plant based foods and their environmental impact
Impact of transport on the footprint of our food compared to the type of food
Holistic grazing (form of regenerative agriculture proposed by Alan Savoury and Game Brown etc) – is it a climate change solution?
What a more efficient food system looks like
Animal manure vs green manure
Monocultures vs Polycultures and soil health
Access to food that has a lower environmental footprint to make it the easier decision for people (Default-Veg)
Top tips that we can implement on an individual basis to lower our environmental footprint
much more (wow – one of my favourite episodes yet)
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