Grass-Fed Nation: Getting Back the Food We Deserve

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For years we’ve been told that traditional foods are unhealthy because of their saturated fat content. In place of grass-fed meat, grass-fed dairy products, and eggs from hens running on pasture, we now mostly eat grain-fed meat and processed factory foods – and we’ve witnessed an epidemic of disease, from type-2 diabetes to heart disease and cancer.
Modern agriculture has locked us into an unhealthy, vicious circle, with degraded foods pouring from an overstretched, impoverished landscape.
There’s a simple remedy: the grass-fed movement. We can make sure that the meat, dairy foods and eggs we buy come from animals grazing on or running in pasture, as they always used to. This will also put life back into our soils and wildlife back onto our farmland.
Graham Harvey, agricultural advisor to BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, lays out all the arguments for grass-fed food – why it’s good for us, and why it’s good for the planet.
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About the author

Graham Harvey has written on food and farming for Farmers’ Weekly, the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail, New Scientist and Country Life. For three years he wrote the ‘Old Muckspreader’ column in Private Eye. In the mid-1980s he joined the scriptwriting team of The Archers, since when he has written more than 600 episodes and is currently the programme’s Agricultural Advisor. Graham’s first book, The Killing of the Countryside, was winner of the BP Natural World Book Prize. He is also co-founder of the country’s leading conference on low-input, ecological agriculture – the Oxford Real Farming Conference.
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Publisher
Icon Books
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Published on
May 5, 2016
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781785780776
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Development / Sustainable Development
Business & Economics / Industries / Food Industry
Health & Fitness / Healthy Living
Nature / General
Social Science / Agriculture & Food
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This content is DRM protected.
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