Advocating for sustainable meat production

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“The cornerstone of healthy food is real food,” says rancher and environmental lawyer Nicolette Hahn Niman. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

While researching pollution from the meat industry, environmental lawyer Nicolette Hahn Niman met with ranchers who practiced responsible stewardship of raising healthy animals, as well as visiting large industrial facilities. Making the distinction between the different types of meat production, she began advocating for sustainable practices. Hahn Niman explains the complexities of raising beef and how grazing animals benefit the soil and environment. 


Nicolette Hahn Niman has reissued her book “Defending Beef” which includes a section on meat substitutes. Photo courtesy of Chelsea Green.

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