Allan Savory on Animal Agriculture and the Environment

Allan Savory on Animal Agriculture and the Environment

Allan Savory on Animal Agriculture and the Environment

Allan Savory is the founder of sustainable solutions to grazing management.

He is from Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) and as a research biologist and Game Ranger in the 1960’s made a significant breakthrough in understanding what caused the desertification of grassland ecosystems.  More importantly he developed sustainable solutions.tly

In the mid 1980’s it seemed to all come together and the result is called “holistic management.”  In 2003 he was awarded the Banksia International Award for the person doing the most for the environment on a global scale.

Savory’s holistic management solution involves the intensive rotational grazing of livestock that follows the natural cycle.  His work demonstrates that not only is livestock grazing healthy for grasslands, it’s vital to reversing spread of desert and loss of productive land. It’s also a critical component in reversing the devastating effects of climate change.

Recently, Savory presented these compelling findings in a TED talk.  Wow!

In his quiet way he answers the industrial livestock proponents who argue that animal agriculture is not good for the environment.

These folks want you to believe that the best way to produce meat is to raise animals in CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operations) to speed up their growth.  These methods cost the environment, the health of the animals, and the health of the consumer.

This is a “got to watch” video if you seriously want to know the truth of animal agriculture.

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