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Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change
Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.

For more on the subject of how grass-farming and cattle will save the world, please read this article about Nicolette Hahn Niman's new book, Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat. Nicolette is a trained biologist, former environmental attorney for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Waterkeeper organization, the wife of rancher Bill Niman and, interestingly, also a vegetarian.

The USDA finds that raising animals 100% on grass instead of corn finishing in feedlots or confinement factory farms, produced fewer pollutants and other emissions[i].

Ten reasons why 100% grass-fed/finished meat is better for the environment:
  1. Total emissions for greenhouse gases are 8 percent lower
  2. Ammonia emissions are reduced by 30 percent
  3. Reduces fuel use, as well as the carbon dioxide emissions from farm equipment (grass is solar powered)
  4. Converting cropland to grassland captures carbon in the soil, substantially reducing the carbon footprint
  5. Compared to land used to grow feed stock (soy and corn), grassland greatly reduces erosion and flooding.
  6. Improves water quality because of the huge drop in sediment erosion caused from growing feed stock (corn and soy)
  7. Feeding animals grass greatly reduces manure and fertilizer runoff, thereby significantly reducing phosphorous in the water
  8. Since fertilizer is not used to grow feed stock, there's no runoff causing huge algae blooms, "dead-zones," in the oceans
  9. Since manure lagoons or piles are unnecessary, there's no pathogen runoff that pollutes the water system or stinks up the air
  10. Grass feeding benefits wildlife, since it encourages biodiversity of native grasses rather than monoculture with barren winter fields [ii]
KOL Foods' is feedlot free: 100% grass-fed, 100% grass-finished or pasture-raised.

The choice is clear – 100% grass-fed/finished meat is the environmentally conscious way to eat.

Feel good about the meat you eat.

i. http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/may11/cows0511.pdf
ii. http://www.righteousporkchop.com/