The Sacred Cow is a short film released this month, which seeks to challenge the modern assumption that ‘meat is bad.’ The producers of, and contributors to, the film make the case that regenerative agriculture, which includes well-managed cattle, are the solution to many of our environmental and health...Read More: The Sacred Cow – The Nutritional, Environmental and Ethical case for better meat
We’ve finally got round to watching the film/documentary ‘Kiss The Ground‘ and it’s brilliant! It’s on Netflix and if you haven’t seen it yet, you must! It explains the importance of regenerative agriculture and why soil health focussed farming is so crucial – both for our own health (the food...Read More: Kiss The Ground Movie
We were encouraged to see that the Financial Times had published some letters from fellow PFLA members raising questions about their article from December 28th entitled “Have we reached peak meat?”. John Meadley’s can be read on this link: Pasture and ruminants will heal the soil David Wilson’s is...Read More: Letters to the FT in response to their article “Have we reached peak meat?” (Dec 28th)
There has been increasing research into the impact of methane from livestock on climate change. The article below from The Land magazine provides a fascinating examination of the current evidence. Click on the link to read it. A_Convenient_Untruth-1 Simon F re methaneRead More: Methane and Climate Change
Patrick Holden from the Sustainable Food Trust was interviewed on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 this morning about the benefits of eating pasture-fed red meat, and you can listen to it here – it starts around 2hr 38 mins.Read More: Patrick Holden on the need to eat more red meat
In this short article, Pasture for Life explore some of the common concerns raised around global warming and the rearing of livestock, such as Methane Emissions and Green House Gasses. Using some of the latest research, Pasture for Life explain how pasture-fed livestock can be a part of the...Read More: Pasture for Life: A solution to global warming
‘Almost everyone these days has been educated that carbon emissions from industrialized beef production are a startlingly large contributor to man-made climate change…Luckily for meat-eaters, scientists at Quantis, one of the world’s most respected environmental research and design firms, were not convinced that was the full story.’ Read more...Read More: Study: White Oak Pastures Beef Reduces Atmospheric Carbon
In this interview with originally published by Borough Market, Ellie Costigan asks Patrick Holden why our food system needs to change if irreversible climate change, a biodiversity catastrophe and the breakdown of civil society are to be avoided. Read the full interview here.Read More: Patrick Holden: Why our food system needs to change
There is a crisis in the countryside – and a massive decline in insect numbers could have significant consequences for the environment… The Guardian, 17th June 2018.Read More: Where have all our insects gone?
In August this year, Stream Farm featured as a case study in a report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England, looking at the importance of diversity in farming. You can read the case study here, or access the whole report via the link below. Uncertain Harvest- Does the...Read More: Does the loss of farms matter?