Thursday, 27 September 2018

Will Cows Save the Planet?

Soil contains a very large amount of carbon. A small increase in the weight of carbon as a percentage of soil weight would absorb all the excess carbon we have put into the atmosphere over the last two hundred years. How do we do it? Some people think we can do it by mimicking the grazing of wild animals, sometimes known as mob grazing. Farmers in Southern Africa and USA have been doing it for many years, and report a rapid increase in grass coverage of previously near desert land.
So - keep eating beef grown on farms using extensive grazing techniques - such as Quickes Farm in Newton St Cyres farmed by my wife Mary Quicke!
We will still of course need to dramatically reduce carbon inputs into the air from electricity generation - so all my other blogs still apply.