No, today is not “opposite day” or April Fool’s Day. You are reading that correctly:
In a recent Time Magazine article, entitled “How (Grass-Fed Only) Cows Could Save the Planet,” two renowned environmentalists are going against the grain in support of cattle as a benefit to the environment:
Of course the percentage of American cattle that are raised in such a way, or even close to it, is staggeringly low when compared with the numbers of cattle fed out in concentrated feeding operations. And those operations are notoriously on an environmentalist’s black list.
The heartening and most salient point here is that, if we could find a way to encourage more small producers in this country – and make it economically viable for them – we could collectively tip the scales and ease the divisiveness that exists in this conversation (as mentioned in our earlier post.)
Ok, Friday soapbox is done. Have a great weekend, all.
P.S. The full Time Magazine article is definitely worth a read.