Adding Balance to the Meat Debate

While few people yet realise it, we actually need to encourage increased production of grass-fed meat, since the most effective way to restore our degraded arable soils and wild pollinators is to re-introduce grass and grazing animals into cropland rotations.

Is Grass-fed Guilt-free?

The main lesson for grass farmers to take from Grazed and Confused is that soil carbon sequestration is not on its own sufficient to defend ruminants against the charge of climate villain. What is also required is a robust critique of the GWP methodology and its CO2 equivalent; and clear explanation to policy makers why “methane is a sideshow”.

Confused Indeed

I had high expectations on the report Grazed and confused, developed under the lead of Tara Garnett from the Food Climate Research Network. I have been impressed by her previous research on many aspects of the food system and her capacity to go further than using lifecycle analyses to provide the Truth. Unfortunately this report doesn’t live up to my expectations. At all.

Food & agriculture – May 14

•Science as Dialogue: What My Garden and I Are Discussing in 2013

•Biofuels a big cause of famine

•Food Price Inflation as Redistribution: Towards a New Analysis of Corporate Power in the World Food System

•Over half the world’s population could rely on food imports by 2050 – study

•Agriculture and Livestock Remain Major Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions