Podcast: Turkey Can Be Climate Friendly

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This Thanksgiving, the Climate Desk is taking a hard look at how our food system is affecting the climate—and how climate change might impact the future of food. Is spinach really better for the planet than beef? Could global warming actually be good for agriculture? What happens to the birds after the annual adopt-a-turkey drive every Thanksgiving?

In this week’s edition of the Climate Desk podcast, Need to Know talks about food and climate issues with a cornucopia of speakers, including geophysicist Gidon Eshel, NASA agronomist Cynthia Rosenzweig, bestselling author Anna Lappé, agricultural analyst Philip Thorton, and animal rights activist Tara Oresick.

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