Global Demand for Meat Explored In Harvest Public Media Series, Choice Cuts

Oct 23, 2015

According to the United Nations, by 2050 the world will need to produce an additional 220 million tons of meat per year to satisfy global demand.

On this River to River segment, host Ben Kieffer talks with Harvest Public Media editor Jeremy Bernfeld and reporters Abby Wendel and Luke Runyon about their latest series on meat, Choice Cuts: Meat In America.

In the series, they explore the growing demand for meat in developing countries, concerns of antibiotic resistance, the role Midwest corn producers play in livestock production, and the future of meat alternatives, like lab grown burgers, vegetable and soy processed foods, and insects.