There’s a lot of misinformation out there about farming and agriculture, and the arguments are getting more heated as the world governments are starting to combat climate change. Turns out that no, you’re not going to save the world with Meatless Mondays or grass-fed beef. The truth is a bit more complicated than that, it’s about a more holistic approach, achieving a balance between plants and animals. Here is a list of resources I have discovered which present a more honest perspective on farming. It is possible to feed the world in a nutrient dense, sustainable way without harming the planet.
*Will be updated as I find more sources.
Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN, is a “real food” licensed registered dietitian nutritionist living on a working organic farm west of Boston. She is also working on a documentary debunking myths about agriculture.
- Peak Human Podcast: The Real Impact of Beef on the Environment- Dr Sara Place. Sara is the senior director of beef production research for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. She presents a balanced and experienced perspective on farming, explaining that we need both plants and ruminant animals to have a sustainable and efficient food production system.
Dr. Peter Ballerstedt: Getting to the Meat of Sustainability.
Allan Savory: How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change.
Mikhaila Peterson’s short but succinct article detailing the misconceptions surrounding meat, nutrition and the environment. She links to further references, so this is a useful starting point to begin your own research with.