Diana Rodgers teaches how meat impacts the earth in her new book Sacred Cow

118- Sacred Cow and Meat’s Impact on the Planet with Diana Rodgers

There have been quite a few documentaries/movies that have stated meat consumption is terrible for humans and destroys the planet. However, these claims have been stated to come from cherry picked science and might not be true.

Whenever you look at claims and research, you have to look into the people and companies that are backing the information and will benefit financially from the claims. When meat alternative companies put millions of dollars into a documentary to tell people that meat is bad for you, it definitely creates a conflict of interest.

It does open up conversations and questions about our food sources though. Is eating meat killing our environment? Is it harming our own health? Can we sustain life without consuming certain food groups?

This episode with Diana Rodgers is to talk about her upcoming book and documentary that looks into these types of questions to find the real answers, without having much conflict of interest.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Does meat production cause harm to our environment and to the planet
  • Is meat necessary to sustain health and life
  • What is regenerative farming and how is it better for the soil
  • How farmers and consumers can improve the food that humans consume


  • [6:00] What is different about being a real food dietitian
  • [7:15] Unlike most dietitians, Diana believes we should get most of our nutrients from real whole foods
  • [9:45] Do animals impact the environment in negative ways and can it be an issue in regards to climate change
  • [12:15] If you remove all animals that are used for food, will we need to grow more plants to sustain food consumption for humans
  • [13:45] When eating plants, we should be eating a variety of plants not just a few staples like corn or wheat
  • [15:00] What are some of the main nutrients in animal products that are hard to get from plant products
  • [16:30] Are there nutrient differences between grass-fed beef vs conventional beef
  • [20:30] Is there a big difference in pasture-raised chicken eggs compared to other eggs
  • [22:00] What does sustainable meat farming mean (Joel Salatin talked a lot about that as well)
  • [23:45] Can we create sustainable farms at a mass scale or does it need to happen on smaller farms
  • [25:45] How can we know if the farms we get our food from are following sustainable practices
  • [27:00] Are there good resources for farmers to learn more about sustainable farming practices

Resources From This Episode

Some of these resources may contain affiliate links, which provides a small commission to me (at no extra expense to you).

  • Order the book Sacred Cow and Get the Pre-Order Bonuses!- Order Now
  • Ranching For Profit helps teach farmers how to create sustainable farms- Learn More
  • Savory Institute also provides information on sustainable farming- Learn More
  • Eat Wild is a great resource to find farms that are following good farming practices- Learn More

Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Diana Rodgers

Website: www.sacredcow.info

Social Media: Facebook , Instagram , Twitter , Book

Diana Rodgers is launching Sacred Cow and teaching how meat impacts the earth

Diana Rodgers is launching Sacred Cow and teaching how meat impacts the earth

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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