Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production by Nicolette Hahn Niman

By Nicolette Hahn Niman

For many years it's been approximately common dogma between environmentalists and future health advocates that livestock and pork are public enemy quantity one.

But is the problem quite so transparent reduce? rarely, argues environmental attorney became rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman in her new ebook, Defending Beef.

The public has lengthy been ended in think that cattle, in particular livestock, erode soils, pollute air and water, harm riparian components, and decimate natural world populations.

In Defending Beef, Hahn Niman argues that farm animals aren't inherently undesirable for both the Earth or our personal dietary well-being. actually, correctly controlled farm animals play an important position in conserving grassland ecosystems by means 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 foundation for American meals creation, changing the manufacturing facility 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 wellbeing and fitness claims made opposed to red meat, demonstrating that such claims have confirmed fake. She indicates how meals from cattle—milk and meat, really while raised fullyyt on grass—are healthy, super nutritious, and an irreplaceable a part of the world's nutrients system.

Grounded in empirical clinical info and with dwelling examples from world wide, Defending Beef builds a entire argument that farm animals can assist to construct carbon-sequestering soils to mitigate weather swap, improve biodiversity, aid hinder desertification, and supply worthwhile nutrition.

Defending Beef is at the same time a publication approximately gigantic rules 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 booklet can definitively resolution the thorny query of ways to feed the Earth's starting to be inhabitants, Defending Beef makes the case that, regardless of the world's destiny nutrition process feels like, livestock and red meat can and needs to be a part of the answer.

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