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Ending world hunger, responsible use of land and water, eliminating poverty, and creating a viable future climate. These are just a few of the big picture problems the world is trying to solve. In order to lay the foundation for future generations and preserve civilization, it is important to begin focusing on creating growth and prosperity for years to come. Sustainability is a hot topic that can be used in a variety of contexts, and it’s time that we start to dig deeper into creating a healthy, sustainable food system that can feed the world.
On today’s episode of I’ve Got Beef with Sustainability, Registered Dietitian, Dr. Shalene McNeill discusses the importance of providing nutrient dense foods that will nourish the world. Dr. McNeill outlines what exactly are healthy, sustainable diets, and if beef is a part of that puzzle. Dr. McNeill highlights the nutritional value of beef by discussing the essential nutrients found in beef like protein, iron, zinc and B vitamins. Additionally, she emphasized scientific research that supports beef in a healthy diet and explains the role of beef in meeting nutrient needs for humans across the lifespan and around the world. We conclude the episode by learning some suggestions and advice from Dr. McNeill on how we can begin to move toward a more healthy, sustainable food system. Plus, she gives her answer on if she thinks beef has a spot on the plate for years to come. Be sure to visit agcj366.tamu.edu for more episodes!
This Episode’s Beef Bites:
- Beef is Versatile: Beef can nourish and provide key nutrients for consumers at multiple life stages and in a variety of dietary patterns across the world.
- Make Every Bite Count: It is important that we choose foods, like beef, that support health and contribute to global sustainability.
- Wasted Food = Wasted Resources: Sustainability starts with the effective use of resources. When food is wasted, all the resources to prepare that food were essentially wasted as well.
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