When you dig deeper it becomes apparent that the data presented on this issue is taken totally out of context and that the cries about methane emissions from ruminant animals are nothing more than systematic scaremongering by those pushing their plant-based-diet agenda. They look only at the emission data without balancing it against what these animals return to the grassland ecosystem. Just the carbon alone, returned to the soil via these grazing herds is profound. Before the intervention of humans, millions upon millions of grazing animals roamed the grasslands of the world without any ecological meltdown from methane emissions.
Peter Ballerstedt, PhD is a regular presenter at our LowCarbUSA® conferences and we are excited about his first appearance at our Keto Getaway event in West Palm Beach in January, 2018. In his video interview below with Ivor Cummins (aka The Fat Emperor) he eloquently lays our fears to rest on this topic of emissions. He also talks about many other issues, including the significance of the Omega 3 vs Omega 6 ratios in beef.
Peter received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1981 and Master of Science in 1983, both from the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1986, specializing in forage management and utilization, minoring in ruminant nutrition. He was the forage extension specialist at Oregon State University from 1986 to 1992. He is currently the Forage Product Manager at Barenbrug USA. His study of human nutrition is fuelled by his personal experience. The combination of his forage-based livestock production system expertise with his understanding of human diet and health produced his blog “Grass Based Health” (http://grassbasedhealth.blogspot.com) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GrassBasedHealth?ref=hl). He tweets @GrassBased.
Make sure you catch him in Florida, January 19-21, 2018.
[Doug Reynolds: Founder – LowCarbUSA®]