Environmental expert Daniel Imhoff shares his vision of a future in which industrial animal factories are no longer the primary source of food. He explores options that are safer for the population and more humane for the livestock. And award-winning Canadian journalist, Irene Butler, treks four continents leaving mostly gentle footprints.

Daniel Imhoff is a researcher, author and independent publisher who focuses on issues related to farming and the environment. He is the editor for CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories, a powerful collection of photos and essays by over 30 of today’s leading thinkers on the environment and ethical issues of our time. He is president and co-founder of Wild Farm Alliance, a national organization that works to promote agricultural systems.

Irene Butler and her husband did what many people dream of doing when they retire — they trekked the globe, 12 countries in 12 months, immersing themselves in culture, determined to leave good impressions and gentle footprints. Hear some of their stories today, right here on Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair. Find out more about Traveling the Globe with Mostly Gentle Footprints at Global Trekkers.

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