Ethical Beef, Part 2: The Efficiency of Cattle Grazing
Cattle grazing allows grassland that would not be used for growing crops to work its way into the food web.
Grasslands naturally harvest energy from the sun to allow plants to grow. The energy from those plants can be harvested by grazing cattle on farm lands.
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In “Defending Beef,” environmental lawyer and vegetarian Nicolette Hahn Niman debunks popular myths about meat consumption, arguing that, when done properly, the earth benefits from the production of meat from cattle and other livestock.