Animal Production / Consumption / Environment / Livestock Systems / PA

Is eating meat actually good for the planet?

A young girl carries a slab of beef amongst traders in Goro town, Ethiopia, on market day. (Photo credit: ILRI/Mann) ‘The modest proposal may sound heretical to many eco-conscious eaters, but eating meat may actually be good for the planet after all.  In his new book, Meat: A Benign Extravagance, Simon Fairlie aims to debunk … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Environment / Farming Systems / Livestock Systems / PA

It’s not the livestock–it’s the farming model–that needs changing

A cow in India eats the wastes of crop production after the grain has been harvested (photo by ILRI / Mann). In a new book, Meat: A Benign Extravagance, Simon Fairlie shows we should not be arguing against all meat eating, but against the current farming model. Fairlie, says Guardian writer George Monbiot,  ‘demonstrates that … Continue reading