Complexifying the connection between animal agriculture and climate change

Mark Phillips
Mar 10 · 8 min read
A rather tame image of a Confined Animal Feeding Operation compared to what you can find with a basic google search
Allan Savory’s 2013 TED Talk, “How to fight desertification and climate change,” has over 5 million views and 1,600 comments
An example of management intensive grazing, or ‘mob grazing’ in action. From Holistic Management International.

It’s not what you eat, it’s how you eat it

Ariel Greenwood, via Civil Eats

‘Eat Less Meat’ Ignores the Role of Animals in the Ecosystem

Can Dirt Save the Earth, Moises Velasquez-Manoff for the New York Times

Instagram: Diana Rogers, @Sustainabledish

Podcast: Down to Earth, Quivira Coalition

Film: Soil Carbon Cowboys

Hawthorne Valley Farmers Reflect on the Future of Regenerative Agriculture, Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy

Dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt are an important source of income for farms like New York’s Hawthorne Valley, a farm that sees animals and their manure as fundamental to the ecological sustainability of their farm system.

Why Livestock Are Necessary For Food Production To Be Sustainable

Cowspiracy, Allan Savory and Holistic Management: A Collection Of Rebuttals

Cowspiracy: the film that sheds light on the horrors of animal agriculture while missing the point about its potential for ecological restoration and soil carbon sequestration.

Mark Phillips

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Advocate for a new economy, cooperative enterprise, and regenerative agriculture. Food and fermentation for personal, cultural, and planetary transformation.

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