Defending Beef: The Ecological and Nutritional Case for Meat, 2nd Edition
ISBN: 1645020142
EAN13: 9781645020141
Language: English
Publication Date: Jul 20, 2021
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.26" H x 9.02" L x 6.02" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Nicolette Hahn Niman sets out to debunk just about everything you think you know . . . She's not trying to change your mind; she's trying to save your world.--Los Angeles Times

Elegant, strongly argued.--The Atlantic (named a Best Food Book)

As the meat industry--from small-scale ranchers and butchers to sprawling slaughterhouse operators--responds to COVID-19, the climate threat, and the rise of plant-based meats, Defending Beef delivers a passionate argument for responsible meat production and consumption-in an updated and expanded new edition.

For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists that many forms of livestock--goats, sheep, and others, but especially cattle--are Public Enemy Number One. They erode soils, pollute air and water, damage riparian areas, and decimate wildlife populations. As recently as 2019, a widely circulated Green New Deal fact sheet even highlighted the problem of farting cows.

But is the matter really so clear-cut? Hardly. In Defending Beef, Second Edition, environmental lawyer turned rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman argues that cattle are not inherently bad for the earth. The impact of grazing can be either negative or positive, depending on how livestock are managed. In fact, with proper oversight, livestock can Read More chevron_right

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