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The Case Against Meat

Should we be eating meat? We examine the arguments against eating animals.

The first of two programmes about meat eating. The Food Chain examines the arguments against eating animal protein. Manuela Saragosa weighs up the biological, economic and environmental costs of eating a meat-rich diet. Why is it that the richer a country gets, the more meat people consume? Shoppers in China explain why serving meat is their way of showing love. We hear how the answer to how much meat is healthy for us to eat might lie in our gut. And, leading American food writer Michael Pollan examines the omnivore's dilemma - how does meat eating fit in with the urge to live a healthy and ethical life?

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27 minutes


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