Where’s the beef? It’s with Uncle Sam

The coronavirus pandemic, climate change, and animal cruelty in industrial agriculture – all are contributing to a growing awareness that something is amiss in our relationship with animals. Meat alternatives have never been more popular. But at the same time, there are enormous headwinds which keep meat on our plates – cultural, political, even ideas about how meat is linked to masculinity. In this episode I speak to Chris Deutsch, a historian from the University of Missouri, about the history of meat production and consumption in America – and how the U.S. government has worked to encourage Americans to eat more meat. Chris on meatpacking and coronavirus:
Follow Chris on Twitter for updates on his book, Beeftopia: @dr_cdeutsch Credits

Host – Andy Gawthorpe
Designer/advisor – Janice Killion
Growth consultant – Anne Stoop
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