Ecologist Allan Savory promotes holistic grassland management via a program of planned livestock grazing that “mimics nature,” claiming that it is the only way to stop desertification. Savory believes that desertification is perhaps a greater contributor to climate change than fossil fuels.
In addition to minimizing the use of synthetic pesticides and cultivating pollinator-friendly plants like red clover, we need to influence industrial-scale change in our food system.
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“What are the natural features which make a township handsome? A river, with its waterfalls and meadows, a lake, a hill, a cliff or individual rocks, a forest, and ancient trees standing singly. Such things are beautiful; they have a high use which dollars and cents never represent.” [Henry D. Thoreau, Journal, January 3, 1861]
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