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Talking Turkey About Meat and Climate Change

Originally published in The Waco Tribune-Herald by Will Coggin on December 3, 2019:

Thanksgiving is almost here. Along with turkey and mashed potatoes, one thing can be counted on: Awkward dinner table conversations. And unfortunately, this year the main course is a political matter.

Your environmentally conscious cousin may point out that he isn’t eating any turkey to reduce his carbon footprint. It seems logical. After all, you may have heard in the news how bad meat is supposed to be bad for the environment. The United Nations said so in August. Maybe you’ve eaten a plant-based burger for the same reason.

But can going cold turkey on meat really improve planetary health? For the white (and dark) meat lovers, there’s some good news.

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