What’s the Real Cost of Your Steak?

10:59 minutes

According to the USDA, there are 87.7 million head of cattle in the U.S. Researchers say cattle require 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water compared to poultry and eggs. Geophysicist Gidon Eshel rings up the environmental cost of your steak.

Segment Guests

Gidon Eshel

Gidon Eshel is a research professor in environmental science and physics at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.