we are joined by Forage Agronomist and Ruminant Nutritionist, Dr.
Peter Ballerstedt. His main message for us today is simply this:
there is no sustainable food system without ruminant animal
agriculture. Ruminant animals (like cows), have gotten a bad rap
(from an environmental and a dietary perspective) for a long time,
but Dr. Ballerstedt is here to show us the facts—and those facts
run quite contrary to the popular perspective. We discuss no-till
farming, cover crops, and the importance of soil health, all the
while making connections between these agricultural topics and
human health/general well-being. We also discuss the contention
that, from a food-ethics perspective, the lowest possible amount of
organisms are harmed by human agriculture (all things considered)
when people eat large herbivores.