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Did you know that our daily food and beverage choices have a collective impact on global sustainability?  Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Jennifer Jay, Ph.D., professor of environmental engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA.   Jay does the math, calculating the global environmental impacts and costs of the food on our plates.   Jay discusses the costs of industrial food production, from greenhouse gas emissions, to loss of biodiversity, and antibiotic resistance. She describes how we can all help meet Paris Climate Accord targets and reduce our personal carbon footprints with a few simple changes in our dietary habits.

Related website:  https://meals4planet.org/

December 27, 2018

Jennifer Jay, Ph.D., environmental engineer, describes how to reduce our carbon footprint and meet Paris Climate Accord targets through changes in our dietary habits. 12/27/2018

Did you know that our daily food and beverage choices have a collective impact on global sustainability?  Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda […]
October 18, 2018

Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action exposes hypocritical “pink ribbon” campaigns. 10/18/2018

Did you know that “pink ribbon” products may actually increase the risk of breast cancer? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for […]
September 6, 2018

Lynn Waltz, author of “Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse” explains the high price of cheap meat and the benefits of unionized labor to reduce slaughterhouse injuries. 9/6/2018

Did you know that Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world’s largest hog producer and slaughterhouse? (Smithfield slaughters 32,000 hogs per […]
July 26, 2018

William G. Stowe, CEO and General Manager of the Des Moines Water Works describes the impact of industrial agriculture on water, rural economies and public health. 7/26/2018

Did you know that water is our most important nutrient, and industrial agricultural production methods threaten water quality, public health, and quality of life in rural […]