Nicolette Hahn Niman

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The Case for Beef, Part 1
August 31, 2021
Nicolette Hahn Niman is the author of a new updated edition of "Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production." The book essentially has two parts. The first section tackles the assertion that meat production is inherently bad for the environment. The second addresses health concerns about meat consumption. We address meat myths: • Meat causes heart disease • Meat causes cancer • Meat production is harmful to the environment • Livestock contributes significantly to global warming • Meat substitutes are healthier and better for the planet • With limited resources and an expanding world population, meat production is neither economical nor sustainable. Foes of meat have weaponized environmental concerns to buttress their argument that meat is bad. They have found willing enablers in powerful agribusiness conglomerates and Big Food entities who are happy to transform cheap soy, wheat and corn crops into highly processed staples. Hahn Niman counters “Regenerative farming with livestock that looks like nature and produces nutrient-rich food, is the answer.” Click HERE for part 2.



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The Case for Beef, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of a new updated edition of "Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production." Click HERE for part 1.



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Dispelling Myths About Meat, Part 1
February 28, 2019
The recent EAT-Lancet report is a blueprint for a nearly meatless planet. It claims that the world’s population can reap health benefits while averting climate catastrophe and widespread environmental devastation. But today’s guest, Nicolette Hahn Niman, believes otherwise. She’s a rancher, former vegetarian, environmental lawyer and author of "Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production," an eloquent defense of sustainable, regenerative agriculture. Niman demolishes the myth that meat-raising needs to be bad for the environment, or that meat consumption is the prime driver of our modern epidemics of degenerative disease. Are “cow farts” adding to the burden of global greenhouse gases? Is there an alternative to factory farms and polluting hog lagoons? Is it elitist to urge people to consume pricey organic, grass-fed meats? What are the food industry and agribusiness incentives to push a vegetarian agenda? Niman ultimately concludes that there’s hope that with greater consumer awareness and engagement by ethical meat producers, we can revolutionize our dysfunctional agricultural economy, preserve our environment, and advance the health of Americans. Click HERE for part 2.



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Dispelling Myths About Meat, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of "Defending Beef." Click HERE for part 1.



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