Eat Red Meat, Save the Planet

Harvard Food Law Society is hosting this special event that I thought would be of interest to the group: Join us for a special evening with Allan Savory of The Savory Institute and Harvard Chemist Mathieu Lalonde, Ph.D. Many of us have heard about some of the recent studies claiming that eating red meat is unhealthy. Dr. Lalonde will debunk these studies and illustrate how pasture-raised herbivores are actually ideal for human consumption. Then, Allan Savory will discuss how managing grazing animals through Holistic Planned Grazing, a strategic planning process that addresses the complexity of Nature, has reversed desertification and is bringing back to life once unusable land, and helping to reverse global warming.

If you're interested in attending, please visit the EventBrite page to sign up. You must sign up to attend:

*Bundled dinner/lecture option. For $125 you'll receive a VIP ticket to the lecture and to the Savory Institute's gluten-free gourmet dinner being prepared by the chefs at Upstairs on the Square. Registration for the dinner/lecture combination can be found at and there is no need to reserve a separate lecture ticket here in that case.*

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  • Judy M.

    There is no way that red meat is helping global warming - even the pasture raised herbivores contributes methane to the atmosphere which contributes about 18% of the climate change greenhouse effect.

    November 15, 2013

    • Diana R.

      Actually, here is some information about how grass fed herbivores actually are methane neutral. We're not talking about factory farmed cows, but those on grass. An intact ecosystem effectively balances ruminant methane production and breakdown. While there are indeed excessive sources of methane from conventional livestock management, such as manure lagoons and land use changes (for example, conversion of forest to croplands for animal feed), other than market-related transportation costs, Holistic Management requires none of those practices. Thus, the benefits of eco-restoration through Holistic Management far outweigh the any net positive methane balance (if there is any) resulting from Holistic Planned Grazing. In fact, the melting of permafrost and seabed methane sinks are the primary contemporary concern with respect to methane emissions.

      1 · November 15, 2013

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    November 8, 2013

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