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A Carnivore's Crisis with Rachel Khoo

Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Environment
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Wrestling with your conscience when you have a burger? Concerned that you should switch to almond milk lattes? Rachel Khoo is worried too. The chef and broadcaster trained in French cuisine and her career has been built on the motto: “Butter makes everything better.” But all this talk about veganism has started getting to her. Should she change her cooking, her eating and her lifestyle to stop global warming?

Khoo meets farmers, activists, chefs and academics to ask whether beef and dairy really need to die in order for the planet to live, and whether she needs to go vegan to do her bit for the planet. She marches through the battle lines – vegan versus meat eater; plants versus cows; farmers versus the world – to sift truth from propaganda. Khoo sees big corporations pulling the strings in our global food system, which makes her wonder how responsibility for this problem has ended up in the kitchen of time-and-cash-strapped families. 

Join this carnivore in crisis as she journeys through the facts and fury of the vegan debate.

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Complete waste of time

This podcast completely misrepresents the vegan v meat eater debate. Obviously there are ways of producing food that comes from plants or animals in ways that are more or less harmful to the environment. As she stated, we do not need to eat animals to be healthy. How can you justify taking the life of a sentient being out of absolutely no necessity? How can you then claim that killing an animal is ethical or moral?

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Excellent food for thought!

In the past five years, I've been vegetarian, vegan(ish), and a meat-eater. At every junction, I've tried my best to process the complicated feelings I have about the way I—and the rest of the world—consume meat and dairy, and all the things that influence our choices. This podcast interrogates every one of these influences from culture, to sustainability, to health and nutrition, to animal cruelty in a thoughtful, practical, and judgement-free way. I appreciate the care and research that went into every episode and though I still haven't decided where I land within the meat-eating debate, this podcast has reminded me why it's such a personal and incredibly complex decision. Highly recommend!

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Brilliant!

This podcast is a must for anyone that eats!! A well balanced look at meat consumption, veganism, sustainability, health and its implications for our society.

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Interesting and insightful

I found this easy to listen to while working. Listening to this made me feel more conscious in a way about food.

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Loved This!!

Absolutely enjoyed this! It was so informative and it really gave a fair all round view of the issue. I liked that it explored all sides of the argument. I learnt alot and have started applying some of what I learnt from this, in my own life. I'd love to hear a second season expanding even further!

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  • 30-07-2020

Thought provoking

interesting to hear the different views from all sides. Personally I think we need to simplify our existence on this planet on the whole. Money rules the world unfortunately and it wont be easy. We are just one animal out of billions of organisms on this planet, yet we are the most destructive of all. Something makes me think we are deluded calling others vermin or plagues when we ourselves should have those titles. Nature works in cycles and one day she will get us back epicly, that is excluding the natural disasters etc she's thrown at us so far.

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  • Stefan Tredwell
  • 30-07-2020

A balanced dive into the world of food....

Thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish. we have become so used to be being food shamed (meat = murder) and it was refreshing to hear food being discussed in a open, non judgemental way. It has given me lots to look up and think about, and it has given me the confidence to start dialogues around what my friends eat, without judgement.

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  • AmazonFan
  • 04-08-2020

Interesting listen

Food is a very emotive subject for many people. I found this an interesting debate and I do believe it looks at a lot of difference angles. I personally never want to eat an animal’s dead body or its secretions, but for those who don’t seem to have an issue with violence and death and want to carry on eating animals, I do believe that it’s imperative that things change - not only for human health but also to rescue agriculturally destroyed land. One thing I don’t believe has been addressed though is that no matter how long/beautifully/peacefully an animal lives on a smaller farm compared with a factory farmed animal, they all end up in the same disgusting, scary, filthy, abusive slaughterhouse. I would recommend this podcast to make people think about what they’re putting on their plates and where it came from, whether that be meat or meat alternatives.

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  • Megan Oliver
  • 06-08-2020

Thought provoking and fascinating

I thought this series was fascinating. The research was thorough and unbiased and I truly felt like both (all) sides of the argument were presented. Education is key to making a change and simply digging your heals in and not seeing the other side of the argument (or how complicated the issues are!) won’t help. Whether you’re a vegan or a carnivore, it’s a must listen.

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  • leanne pollard
  • 03-08-2020

thought provoking

I loved listening to this series, I listened to them all in quick succession.
Rachel has the perfect voice for audio and is pleasant to listen to.
A carnivores crisis is thought provoking whilst being informative on all sides of the debate. I will recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-08-2020

Excellent Balanced Approach

Brilliant series and a must-listen for anyone who is contemplating giving up or reducing meat eating. Rachel Khoo provides an unbiased and balanced account.

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