By Nicolette Hahn Niman
For a long time it's been approximately common dogma between environmentalists and wellbeing and fitness advocates that farm animals and pork are public enemy quantity one.
But is the problem rather so transparent minimize? not often, argues environmental legal professional grew to become rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman in her new ebook, Defending Beef.
The public has lengthy been resulted in think that farm animals, particularly livestock, erode soils, pollute air and water, harm riparian parts, and decimate natural world populations.
In Defending Beef, Hahn Niman argues that farm animals usually are not inherently undesirable for both the Earth or our personal dietary future health. in truth, accurately controlled cattle play a vital position in keeping grassland ecosystems by way of functioning as surrogates for herds of untamed ruminants that when coated the globe. Hahn Niman argues that dispersed, grass-fed, small-scale farms can and will develop into the root for American foodstuff construction, changing the manufacturing unit farms that damage animals and the environment.
The author—a longtime vegetarian—goes directly to dispel well known myths approximately how consuming red meat is undesirable for bodies. She methodically evaluates health and wellbeing claims made opposed to red meat, demonstrating that such claims have confirmed false. She indicates how meals from cattle—milk and meat, really while raised solely on grass—are healthy, super nutritious, and an irreplaceable a part of the world’s meals system.
Grounded in empirical clinical facts and with dwelling examples from world wide, Defending Beef builds a entire argument that livestock can assist to construct carbon-sequestering soils to mitigate weather switch, increase biodiversity, aid hinder desertification, and supply worthy nutrition.
Defending Beef is concurrently a e-book approximately tremendous principles and the author’s personal own tale—she begins out as a skeptical vegetarian and at last turns into an enthusiastic player in environmentally sustainable ranching.
While no unmarried publication can definitively solution the thorny query of ways to feed the Earth’s turning out to be inhabitants, Defending Beef makes the case that, regardless of the world’s destiny foodstuff process appears like, farm animals and pork can and has to be a part of the solution.
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