What’s Right with Sustainable Ranching

By ignoring grass-fed beef and pastured poultry producers — or, worse, by lumping them in with factory farms — anti-meat activists overlook the positive benefits sustainable ranching brings to our bodies, farms, and land.

Joel Salatin's family has been farming in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley since 1961, when his parents purchased a much-abused farm there and began working the land with regenerative techniques pulled from their Biblical understanding of Earth stewardship and the work of J. I. Rodale, who believed agriculture and health are inseparable.
Photo by Rachel Salatin