Let me start by saying this blog post isn’t about global warming or climate change. Quite frankly, it doesn’t matter if you believe that it’s happening or that human activity is affecting it. Regardless of where you stand on those issues, everyone should be in favor of cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner soil.
That said, I hear a lot of arguments about the state of the environment and what can be done to reduce pollution. I hear about reducing emissions from cars and factories. I hear about focusing more on wind and solar energy instead of coal, oil and other fossil fuels. I hear about regulation and deregulation and the impact on jobs and the economy.
Those are all important debates to have. But I never hear anyone talk about the impact of cattle farming on the environment. Continue reading