February 12, 2020 Climate Connections Part 1 (Take a Cricket and a Condom on Your Way Out)

Episode 25

If you could save the world simply by changing the way you eat, would you do it? Is fake meat the future of food or is it a fad for rich people? Why are we so afraid of eating bugs? Why are we so bad at living out our values unless they are convenient? All these questions and more as Zack introduces part 1 of our Climate Connections miniseries in which each host takes a week to explain their own personal connection to the climate crisis. 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 

 

Show Notes 

Comfort foods

Zack: TastyKake: https://www.tastykake.com/

Kendra: Reese puffs cereal: https://cereals.generalmills.com/products/reeses-puffs/ 

Ian: milk chocolate, especially milka: https://germandelistore.com/milka/?p=1 

Adam: mashed potatoes: (best mashed potatoes, but also comes with meatloaf recipe) https://smittenkitchen.com/2017/02/tomato-glazed-meatloaves-with-brown-butter-mashed-potatoes/ 

Rachael: brownies: https://smittenkitchen.com/2012/08/my-favorite-brownies/ 

 

History

Last name “Jackson”

https://www.facinghistory.org/reconstruction-era/changing-names 

https://www.nytimes.com/1998/02/19/news/among-blacks-washington-ranks-as-the-top-surname.html 

https://www.amazon.com/Slaves-Family-Edward-Ball/dp/0374534454/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&keywords=slaves+in+the+family&qid=1513302146&s=books&sr=1-1 

Jefferson quote, hold a wolf’s ears https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/famous-jefferson-quotes 

Quakers and abolition: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17843552 

Industry (cotton) and the continuation of southern slavery: https://www.ushistory.org/us/22b.asp 

 

1 Tim 1:15, explanation of “chief of all sinners” https://doctrine.org/paul-chief-of-sinners  

“Historical roots of our ecological crisis” By Lynn White 1967: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/155/3767/1203 

Edible insects and Human Evolution by Dr. Julie Lesnik: https://upf.com/book.asp?id=9780813056999 

 

Food

Impossible food: https://impossiblefoods.com/ 

Vox article criticizing meatless-meat trend: 

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/10/7/20880318/meatless-meat-mainstream-backlash-impossible-burger 

Patrick Brown TEDmed Talk (2015): https://www.tedmed.com/talks/show?id=529958 

New Yorker article: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/30/can-a-burger-help-solve-climate-change 

Grass-fed vs. grain fed for environmentalism: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/08/13/746576239/is-grass-fed-beef-really-better-for-the-planet-heres-the-science?fbclid=IwAR2Mgkudmkq9mH5RfqhsnhjP-qG1h-N3vbDGuanT2472FLB4VP9-dC8gRvY 

Farming in America stats: https://www.fb.org/newsroom/fast-facts 

How many farms are there: https://www.statista.com/statistics/196114/top-10-us-states-by-number-of-farms/ 

*note: considered a farm if sells >$1,000 in agriculture in 1yr.

 

General other food articles: 

        1. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/30/dining/climate-change-food-eating-habits.html
        2. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541
        3. https://theconversation.com/five-ways-the-meat-on-your-plate-is-killing-the-planet-76128
        4. http://css.umich.edu/publication/beyond-meats-beyond-burger-life-cycle-assessment-detailed-comparison-between-plant-based
        5. https://www.fcrn.org.uk/projects/grazed-and-confused

Entomophagy!

        1. https://medium.com/cleantech-rising/the-future-of-insect-based-protein-82b92ddb2057
        2. https://massivesci.com/articles/eating-bugs-insect-protein-entomophagy-food-agriculture/
        3. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/15/edible-insect-save-planet-global-warming-tasty-trendy