Holistically-managed, grass-fed cows can save the planet! Neat video about how mimicking nature with grazing animals can not only reverse desertification, but also global warming.

“Holistically-managed, grass-fed cows can save the planet! Neat video about how mimicking nature with grazing animals can not only reverse desertification, but also global warming. Grass-fed . . . ”

From: gardenchic.xyz

GR:  This is nonsense. We know that rotating livestock between two pastures gives each pasture time to recover during its rest period.  The idea was a sparkling innovation when the Romans applied it two thousand years ago. In fact, it was still in use in 1940 when my Range Management textbook was published. However, the idea was never sustainable.  The human population has continued to grow and we now have so many cattle that they are eating up the food needed by wildlife.  I don’t believe any us will claim that extinction of native wildlife is the way to “save the planet.”

“Garden Chic” doesn’t provide a link to the video, but I think it’s probably the phony old Ted Talk that got it’s author a lot of undeserved attention when he used the term “holistic.”  It is truly just BS.

5 thoughts on “Holistically-managed, grass-fed cows can save the planet! Neat video about how mimicking nature with grazing animals can not only reverse desertification, but also global warming.

  1. Thanks Gary highlighting such important work. I knew about this ideology and it is really working. I wish the policy makers will understand but in practice they have their own mind set. Every quarter just blame livestock and it is a culture these days.

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  2. Thanks Gary for your expose’ on this continuing TED/Savory “snake oil medicine” nonsense. So many unthinking people have swallowed this junk. We need to debunk this junk! What I often say in response to this, is that it is just another way of furthering the Domestication of Public (Wild) lands.

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