Nutrition with Judy

197. The Real Environmental Impact of Eating Meat - Dr. Peter Ballerstedt

October 10, 2022 Judy Cho
Nutrition with Judy
197. The Real Environmental Impact of Eating Meat - Dr. Peter Ballerstedt
Show Notes

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I'm excited to sit down with Dr. Peter Ballerstedt. We talk about the true impact of US cattle on the environment, the beef industry and much more. Make sure to listen to the full interview to learn more.

Dr. Peter Ballerstedt received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1981 and Master of Science in 1983, both from the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1986, specializing in forage management and utilization, minoring in ruminant nutrition. He was the forage extension specialist at Oregon State University from 1986 to 1992.

Dr. Peter Ballerstedt has an extensive background in forage production, utilization, and forage-based livestock production systems. His personal experience has led him to re-examine human diet and health.

We discuss the following:

  • All about Dr. Peter Ballerstedt
  • The true impact of US cattle on the environment
  • Thoughts on reducing meat consumption
  • Thoughts on the beef industry
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • How to change people’s view on animal products
  • Misinformation on plant-based foods
  • Thoughts on conventional meat 
  • Thoughts on hormones, nitrites, and antibiotics
  • Ways to fight rising meat prices 
  • Prices of meat
  • Differences in protein
  • Where to find Dr. Peter Ballerstedt




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