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Video of debate on the role of livestock at the Sustainable Food Trust

The FCRN’s Tara Garnett gave a short presentation at an event held in November by the Sustainable Food Trust. The question posed was ‘Do livestock hold the key to a healthy planet and population?’ 

Joel Salatin, an American farmer and writer and proponent of holistic grazing methods, challenged the evidence that livestock are bad for the environment. He went further to say that soil sequestration through widespread grazing could bring emissions back to pre-industrial levels through soil carbon sequestration, a claim which has yet to be backed up by scientific evidence.

You can watch the video of the debate on YouTube and on the SFT’s own website.

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