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The Protein Problem: understanding food production's toll on the planet | Bonus episode

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In the series "The Protein Problem," The Associated Press examines how different parts of the world can raise their livestock without exhausting the planet.

AP correspondent Jaime Holguin reports on the story behind the story in a conversation with AP correspondent Jon Fahey. 

AP correspondent Tiffany Wang also has several reports on different aspects of "The Protein Problem." Those include:

Beef is a way of life in Texas, but it's hard on the planet. One rancher in America thinks she can change that.

Demand for seafood is soaring, but oceans are giving up all they can. Can we farm fish in new ways? Learn about an environment-friendly method of fish farming that grows fish indoors.

Pastoralists have raised livestock in harsh climates for millennia. What can they teach us today? Learn more about Mongolian pastoralism that are good for the environment.

Poverty is killing the Amazon rainforest. Treating soil and farmers better can help save what's left. Learn about the dilemma of people in poverty and rainforest preservation in the Amazon.

— Compiled and narrated by Terry Lipshetz from Associated Press reports

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Host Terry Lipshetz is a senior producer for Lee Enterprises. Besides producing the daily Hot off the Wire news podcast, Terry conducts periodic interviews for this Behind the Headlines program, co-hosts the Streamed & Screened movies and television program and is the producer of Across the Sky, a podcast dedicated to weather and climate.

Lee Enterprises produces many national, regional and sports podcasts. Learn more here.

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