Reading Time: < 1 minute Liz Bonnin investigates the impact of meat production (Photo: BBC)
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A new BBC documentary will investigate the impact of meat production on the planet.

The documentary, Meat: A Threat To Our Planet, features presenter Liz Bonnin traveling around the world in a bid to ‘to investigate the impact that our hunger for meat is having on our planet’s environment’. 

Bonnin visits Texan megafarms, as well as the Amazon rainforest, where she discovers how beef farming is a leading cause of deforestation. 

‘The true impact of meat on our planet’

“Liz also meets the scientists and entrepreneurs urgently looking for solutions. At a university in California, Liz puts her hand directly into the stomach of a cow – all in the name of reducing methane emissions,” says the BBC.

“In North Carolina she meets an entrepreneur who’s using his manure to power local homes. And in San Francisco, she becomes one of the first people in the world to try a lab-made chicken nugget – a product that might reduce the environmental damage caused by meat production.

“Liz finishes her journey on a small farm in Wales, where she meets a family who have shifted their relationship with meat by taking the bold step to slaughter their own animals. At the end of her journey, Liz starts to assess her own attitude to meat, and question what we can all do to save our fragile planet.”

Meat: A Threat To Our Planet will be broadcast on BBC1 at 9pm on November 25.

*This article was updated on November 20 to reflect more recent information about the program from the broadcaster.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.