Defending Beef (Two Edition) Combo
While supplies last! Own both editions of the groundbreaking book by Nicolette Hahn Niman with this special combo. What you'll find:
Defending Beef 1st Edition:
In Defending Beef, Hahn Niman argues that cattle are not inherently bad for either the Earth or our own nutritional health. In fact, properly managed livestock play an essential role in maintaining grassland ecosystems by functioning as surrogates for herds of wild ruminants that once covered the globe. Hahn Niman argues that dispersed, grass-fed, small-scale farms can and should become the basis for American food production, replacing the factory farms that harm animals and the environment. The author ― a longtime vegetarian ― goes on to dispel popular myths about how eating beef is bad for our bodies. She methodically evaluates health claims made against beef, demonstrating that such claims have proven false. She shows how foods from cattle ― milk and meat, particularly when raised entirely on grass ― are healthful, extremely nutritious, and an irreplaceable part of the world’s food system.
Defending Beef 2nd Edition:
With more public awareness of the connections between health and diet, food and climate and farming, Defending Beef--a modern classic on sustainable food culture--has never been more timely. As the meat industry--from small-scale ranchers and butchers to sprawling slaughterhouse operators--responds to climate threats, a pandemic, and the rise of plant-based and lab-produced meats, environmental lawyer turned rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman delivers a passionate argument for responsible meat production and consumption in this updated and expanded new edition of her bestselling Defending Beef.
About the Author:
Nicolette Hahn Niman is the author of Defending Beef. She previously served as senior attorney for the Waterkeeper Alliance, running their campaign to reform the concentrated production of livestock and poultry. In recent years she has gained a national reputation as an advocate for sustainable food production and improved farm-animal welfare. She is the author of Righteous Porkchop (HarperCollins, 2009) and has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and The Atlantic online. She lives on a ranch in Northern California, with her husband, Bill Niman, and their two sons.