Defending Beef, Part 1


Beef has been maligned as unhealthy and environmentally unsustainable. Nicolette Hahn Niman, environmental lawyer turned cattle rancher, pushes back against the detractors in her new book “Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production.” Can animals be raised humanely? Isn’t “eating high on the food chain” bad for the planet? Is lack of affordability an obstacle to mass production of organic, pasture-fed meats? Isn’t fat and cholesterol bad for you? What about TMAO? Are grass-fed meats doomed to occupy only a small niche market for ultra-discerning consumers, or can they broaden their appeal to reach a wide market? What should consumers look for when sourcing natural meat products? Click HERE for part 2.

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