Guest Bio: Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn are the producers of the 2014 documentary Cowspiracy and are also working on their next project called What The Health to be released in 2016.
Topics Discussed: Joe’s reaction to the documentary; the reaction the filmmakers received after the documentary was released; animal rights activists are thought of as terrorists; ag-gag laws; farm animals are being tortured but too much money is being made for anything to happen; grass-fed cows aren’t happy; population increase; there aren’t enough animals to feed the population; sustainable animals; we’ve eliminated predators to protect our livestock; reintroduction of wolves; imbalance of ecology; there are too many wolves and they will kill humans; bears, wolves, and cougars are not being killed; coyotes can be killed; Russian super packs of wolves; grass-fed beef takes up a lot of space; don’t eat grass-fed beef if you care about the environment; factory farming is better for the environment; there is not enough food or water for the population in future; top soil erosion; we’re disconnected from our food; we’re alive during a mass extinction of animals; ag-gag laws; we’re not allowed to see how the animals are treated; the environmental groups are the bad guys; vegans are annoying; how much area is needed to grow plants compared to livestock; Bundy ranch dispute; Y’all Queda; making money off private land; government subsidies; chicken is cheaper today than 50 years ago; government subsidies make food prices low; “food deserts”, poor neighborhoods, and a lack of fresh foods; Fritz Haber‘s connection to food and the holocaust; there should be a better way to make people healthy; very few people are aware of factory farming; population and sustainability; people need to stop eating so much; there are too many people and the population will only grow; Wagyu beef; we are clearing forests to create room for cattle to graze; poverty and Brazil; rainforest destruction and animal agriculture; Greenpeace, World Wild Life Fund, and Amazon Watch are taking money from the beef industry; Ted Turner, his restaurants, and his cows; factory farming is the most sustainable way to grow beef; slaughter of buffalo; Guns, Germs, and Steel book; buffalo and moose are dangerous; people don’t understand wild animals are very dangerous; bisons are huge; lots of large animals eat grass and plants; people are disconnected from our food and our environment; people are more aware than ever before; could the Patriot Act be applied to documentaries; blowback from the documentary; “Why Ranchers Should Care About the Documentary Cowspiracy” article; farming is hard and a lot of farmers are in debt; Leonardo DiCapro brought the film to Netflix; can the beef industry change and adapt; dairy cows and farming milk; Joe visiting a slaughterhouse for Fear Factor; their new film What the Health; meat is bad and can lead to cancer; the pharmaceutical industry supports the beef industry so people can get sick and they can sell them drugs; the leading cause of diabetes is from meat proteins; ketogenic diets; sedentary lifestyles and the importance of exercise; living in urban environments can take 10 years off your life; brake dust; dairy is not good for you; is meat causing cancer or is it the overall diet of a person; Merchants of Doubt documentary; you can’t stop information; plants that have all the amino acids of meat; eating people; athletes and plant-based diets; MMA fighters who are vegans; how many elite athletes are vegan; Carl Lewis was vegan but took PEDs; put the right fuel in the machine; Robb Wolf; Garth Davis; people shouldn’t restrict information in the name of money; The Sustainability Secret book.
My Thoughts: Interesting, but Joe basically started tweeting immediately after the podcast with some info debunking some of their claims. I haven’t seen Cowspiracy but am curious to watch it.
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