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Meat the Future: Making Food that Regenerates the Land

Thursday, March 24 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

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John Ghingo, President at Applegate

Can we have our meat and eat it too? There are very loud voices telling us no. That in order to mitigate climate change, we must say no to meat and instead opt for processed plants that mimic the taste and texture of real meat. But what if there’s a better way?  One based in science and measurement of environmental outcomes like soil health, biodiversity and carbon sequestration.  It exists, and it’s called regenerative agriculture. In regenerative agriculture, animals are tools in a holistic system where building healthy soil is the goal, and delicious, flavorful meat from those animals is the byproduct. Regenerative agriculture is one of the ways that Applegate is combining our passion for crave-able food with agricultural science to progress our mission:  Changing The Meat We Eat.® 

Learning Takeaways:

  • Regenerative agriculture has the potential to combat climate change.
  • Animals are essential to holistic, regenerative systems.
  • Meat is a vital part of a healthy food system and healthy planet.