Can holistic grazing reverse climate change? A review of Kiss the Ground

In Episode 111 I sit down with Environmental Researcher Nicholas Carter to discuss claims made in the Kiss the Ground documentary that was released on Netflix a few weeks ago.
 

 

Specifically we cover:

  • The claims made by the documentary around reversal of climate change
  • Pro’s and Con’s of the solutions put forward by the documentary
  • Holistic grazing and carbon sequestration
  • Alan Savory and science
  • Importance of conservation and restoration of forests
  • Grasslands versus forests for carbon sequestration
  • What a shift to holistic grazing would mean for diets globally
  • The evidence based way for individuals to lower their food based environmental footprint
  • and much more
 

Resources:

  • FCRN Grazed and Confused Report
  • Paul Hawken’s Drawdown Review solutions – Sort by impact and you will see Plant-Rich diets are in the top 4 of all solutions in both scenario 1 and scenario 2 that they put forward.
  • Maria Nordborg’s review of Holistic Grazing and Alan Savory’s claims
  • Tim Searchinger’s paper on land use
  • Matthew Hayek’s paper on what a shift from factory farmed cows to grazing cows means for beef supply
  • Database of environmental science articles on food and planetary health compiled by Dr Tushar Mehta and Nicholas Carter
  • An expansive article I wrote on our food system and climate change
  • Follow Nicholas and myself on Twitter to continue the conversation
 

Book:

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