Cows Save the Planet: and Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth
Journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Schwartz confronts many challenges - climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss, droughts, floods, wildfires, rural poverty, malnutrition, and obesity - and shows that our ability to turn these crises into opportunities depends on how we treat the soil. Cattle (and other grass-eating animals) do have an effect on the environment - but how they're managed determines whether the impact is destructive or beneficial. Paperback. 240 pages.