I read in an article on NPR that grass fed beef is not sustainable. I signed up so I could make a comment. Here's what I wrote:
say that grass fed beef is not sustainable is an incomplete statement.
Grazing cattle in the conventional way is not sustainable on most lands.
But grazing cattle using Holistic Grazing Management is not only
sustainable, it dramatically regenerates grassland, making the land so
productive that wildlife has far more to eat as well.
Allan Savory's TED talk, "How to Green the World's Deserts and Reverse
Climate Change" to learn more about this. The bottom line is that
grasslands have evolved with large herds of grazing animals. For the
grasses to thrive, they require large herbivores, but those herbivores
need to be grazed in a particular way.
Management is being used on every continent, and it is amazingly
successful. You can see before and after pictures in Allan Savory's talk
that will blow your mind. They've taken barren land and turned it into
rich grasslands teeming with life. Forty million acres around the world
are now using this method. It is not only sustainable, it makes the land
more productive (more beef produced per acre) without any artificial
inputs like fertilizers or pesticides, so it is profitable and organic
Because it restores soil, plants grow deeper
roots, the soil absorbs more water, erosion stops, and the soil becomes
filled with life — more grass, more animals eating the grass, more
animals eating the animals that eat the grass, and more earthworms and
fungi and bacteria and protozoa and nematodes and arthropods and insects
down in the soil. All of that life is made of carbon. Where does the
carbon come from? From the air.
can sequester an immense amount of carbon. It can do more to reverse
climate change than any other thing on earth. It can remove more carbon
from the air than even the complete elimination of all fossil fuels.
Holistic Management can literally save the planet.
the NPR article: