Did you know methane is actually an odorless gas? Neither did we, until we sat down with this week's guest, Dr. Sara Place. An expert in cattle sustainability, Dr. Place discussed the Burger King ad that was released last week much to the chagrin of many in the agriculture industry. She highlights the tradeoff of being "cute" versus accurate in much of the marketing around food today, and really delves into how the ruminant animal works to provide humans with food from resources that would otherwise be unusable for us. This is a fun episode, with a lot of great takeaways and talking points. We tried not to get bogged down in the outrage that's surrounding the fast food chain's most recent ad. Dr. Place does an excellent job of helping us with that, and we hope you find this episode as enjoyable as we did.
Dr. Sara Place Bio:
Sara is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Elanco. Prior to Elanco, she was the senior director for sustainable beef production research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and an assistant professor in sustainable beef cattle systems at Oklahoma State University. She received her PhD in
Animal Biology from the University of California, Davis, a BS in Animal Science from Cornell University, and an AAS in Agriculture Business from Morrisville State College.