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Your Burger and the World




Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2000-11-01

Duration: 00:18:53

Subjects: Educational films | Science | Food | CATTLE | Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Clegg, Holly Berkowitz | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Grandy, Greg Host
  • LaBauve, Randy Producer
  • Womack, Vic, III Interviewee
  • Womack, R. J. Interviewee
  • Womack, Joy Interviewee
  • Womack, Vic, IV Interviewee
  • Gilbertson, Tim Interviewee
  • Clegg, Holly Speaker
  • Clegg, Courtney Speaker
  • Clegg, Haley Speaker
  • Humes, Paul Interviewee
  • Baker, Julie Interviewee
  • Azene, Hendekea Speaker
  • Booth, Holly Speaker
  • Cronin, Matt Speaker


In this episode of the series “Enviro-Tacklebox” from November 1, 2000, host Greg Grandy explores the environmental impact of a hamburger. He first visits the Womack family, 3rd and 4th generation cattle farmers. Next, Grandy interviews Dr. Tim Gilbertson, a physiologist at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, who discusses his research into whether fat has taste. Then, cookbook author Holly Clegg and her daughters, Courtney Clegg and Haley Clegg, prepare a rice taco salad. Lastly, Grandy interviews Dr. Paul Humes, a beef geneticist, and Julie Baker, a beef researcher, with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Animal Science. They discuss their research into the lean form of beef produced by Belgian Blue cattle. Grandy also takes the student reporters grocery shopping and teaches them the importance of looking at ingredient labels before purchasing food.