By Nicolette Hahn Niman
For many years it's been approximately common dogma between environmentalists and well-being advocates that livestock and red meat are public enemy quantity one.
But is the problem quite so transparent lower? not often, argues environmental legal professional became rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman in her new ebook, Defending Beef.
The public has lengthy been resulted in think that farm animals, specifically farm animals, erode soils, pollute air and water, harm riparian parts, and decimate natural world populations.
In Defending Beef, Hahn Niman argues that livestock usually are not inherently undesirable for both the Earth or our personal dietary future health. in reality, thoroughly controlled cattle play an important position in preserving grassland ecosystems via 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 turn into the root for American foodstuff creation, exchanging the manufacturing facility farms that damage animals and the environment.
The author—a longtime vegetarian—goes directly to dispel renowned myths approximately how consuming red meat is undesirable for bodies. She methodically evaluates wellbeing and fitness claims made opposed to pork, demonstrating that such claims have confirmed fake. She indicates how meals from cattle—milk and meat, quite whilst raised totally on grass—are healthy, super nutritious, and an irreplaceable a part of the world's nutrition system.
Grounded in empirical medical facts and with residing examples from world wide, Defending Beef builds a accomplished argument that farm animals might help to construct carbon-sequestering soils to mitigate weather swap, improve biodiversity, aid hinder desertification, and supply precious nutrition.
Defending Beef is at the same time a ebook approximately enormous rules and the author's personal own tale—she starts off out as a skeptical vegetarian and at last turns into an enthusiastic player in environmentally sustainable ranching.
While no unmarried ebook can definitively resolution 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 method seems like, livestock and red meat can and needs to be a part of the answer.
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Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production by Nicolette Hahn Niman