Meat production and consumption have been blamed for everything from deforestation and increased greenhouse gas emissions to water pollution and disease transmission. Yet environmental groups and individuals who will gladly admonish you to switch your light bulbs, buy green power and drive less to save the planet, are remarkably tight-lipped when it comes to talking about what to eat. And, ironically, as we’re hearing more about the downsides of meat, carnivores have dug in their heels, promulgating protein-rich paleo diets and patronizing upscale charcuteries. This panel discussion will delve into the science, nutrition, history and future of meat production and consumption. We’ll explore questions such as: What is the impact of global meat production on the environment? What can past historical trends regarding meat consumption teach us about the future? What are the pros and cons of consuming animal products? Why do some people forgo meat? And why do others refuse to? What, if anything, is the “right” thing to do, and why?