Today regenerative practices are offered as options to heal the injustices and damaging agricultural practices of the past. This panel will discuss how we got here — how cows advanced colonial projects and capitalist economies and drove the loss of Native lives, livelihoods and culture. To transform food system, we need food justice, land equity, restoration of traditions, and challenges to power — along with environmentally responsible practices.
There’s growing concern among scientists and the public about the environmental cost of the United States’ outsized appetite for beef. But there’s also a fierce political backlash against the suggestion that we reduce our beef consumption. These dynamics have everyone — from federal policymakers to local producers and big corporations — scrambling to broadcast new climate commitments on beef production, such as net-zero pledges.
In a country like the United States, which consumes four times the global average in beef, culture wars shape the way we talk about, think about, study, and address how much beef we eat and how it’s produced. The beef industry, infamous for a powerful lobby and increasing consolidation, is embracing “regenerative” language. Yet exactly what’s required to make a beef producer sustainable — and whether sustainable beef is even possible — remains unclear.
Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns, mainly caused by human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels.
In this award-winning film that Jane Goodall wants millions to see, three former federal agents and a Congressman blow the whistle on Wildlife Services--a barbaric, wasteful and misnamed agency within the USDA most Americans have never heard of--and expose the government's secret war on wildlife on the taxpayer's dime.
One of the most delicious foods, meat, gets the worst press. It doesn’t help that the topic is really hard to properly research yourself and debates get emotional quickly. But clearly science can give us an answer. The reality is, well, it’s complicated. Let’s take a look at three climate arguments against meat that are used a lot and see what happens.
The sagebrush sea is a landscape of stark beauty and captivating wildlife, yet rapid desertification and extractive industries threaten this vast basin. But at Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in Southeastern Oregon, a different story unfolds.
In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at the problem with grass-fed beef. Grass-fed beef, holistic grazing, and regenerative grazing have recently been championed as solutions to climate change and the climate crisis. The truth about grass-fed beef is that it can't sequester as much carbon as grass-fed, regenerative beef grazing advocates like Allan Savory say it can.
What started as a simple animal advocacy project has led to the discovery of an incredible amount of corruption fueled by the power of the animal agricultural industry. Some of the worst examples of land management that exist in the nation are taking place within a national seashore celebrated for its unique beauty and array of wildlife.
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