A little more on beef and climate change

Think it and it shall be published. Time magazine features an article this week called “Save the planet: Eat more beef” which offers much the same arguments that Joel Salatin gives: feed ruminants what they are designed to eat, manage them properly and they will replenish the soil that produces their own feed.

The basic message about environmental damage caused by eating beef remains the same, of course, when that beef has been fed grain instead of grass, raised industrially in feedlots, and slaughtered inhumanely. And as long as meat production is in the hands of industrialists instead of small scale farmers, it will be treated as an industry – subject to economies of scale, cost and corner-cutting – rather than a virtuous circle.

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