Panel Meets to Break Down Fact and Fiction of Food

5 years 1 week 1 day ago March 16, 2012 Mar 16, 2012 Friday, March 16 2012 Friday, March 16, 2012 2:51:00 PM CDT in News
By: Molly Balkenbush

COLUMBIA - A panel of experts met Friday at the Broadway Brewery in downtown Columbia to tackle the fact and fiction of food production.

Mike Adams, host of AgriTalk, a radio talk show in St. Louis, Wes Jamison, an associate pressor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Chris Chinn, a fifth-genderation family dog producer, and Bruce Friedrich, senior dirctor for stategic initiaves at Farm Sanctuary were all panel members at the event.

Adams discussed the importance of eating meat and said it was part of a healthy diet.

"Protein is a big part of our nutritional needs," Adams said. "Red meat, in moderation, like anything else, is part of a good, healthy diet."

But Friedrich stressed the importance of protecting animals and practicing a vegan diet. Friedrich said it seems like many Americans are animal lovers but they also are meat eaters.

"It's quite something that the time we interact with animals the most is when we serve them up on our dinner plates," Friedrich said.

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