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Grazing Livestock - good for the landscape and the planet
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"Our grazing livestock ...

are the guardians of our landscape. The mosaics of small fields, downland, heathland, fells, salt-marshes and most of our wildlife reserves all have to be grazed to maintain their beauty and biodiversity. Without livestock, they would revert either to arable cultivation or become abandoned thickets...." (Read in full at Country Life)
Alan Titchmarsh in the BBC series "The Nature of Britain", said, "Even if it were possible to plough our grasslands and moorlands and grow vegan food, the carbon release would be far greater than centuries of the exhalations of cattle and sheep."

February 17th 2011 ~ Grazing cows or sheep cut Nitrous oxide emissions

May 6th 2010 ~ Today Programme did not challenge Paul McCartney's use of the faulty 2006 FAO report blaming livestock ahead of transport for carbon emissions

April 26th 2010 ~ Grasslands absorbing and storing CO2 "pasture sequesters far more carbon than is released by the livestock grazing it"

April 8th 2010 ~ Grazing cows or sheep can cut emissions of a powerful greenhouse gas says new study.

March 16th 2010 ~ Re: The "green" agenda pushing intensive farming to save the planet?

January 4 2010 ~ grazing cows save the planet

November 26 2009 ~ "grazing cattle and sheep are the unsung heroes of the British countryside"

September 24 2009 ~ "...We should not poison our soils to save them..."

June 29 2009 ~ "Assertions that grazing cattle are a long term threat to humanity must be challenged before more misinformation sinks into the public's consciousness.."

Wednesday June 24 2009 ~ Lowest carbon footprint: grass-fed UK beef and lamb (killed locally), blackberries and field mushrooms

June 14 2009 ~ ".. organic agriculture has the potential to contribute quite substantially to the global food supply, while reducing the detrimental environmental impacts of conventional agriculture..."

May 22 2009 ~ "Zero Grazing...Has not further intensification of stock breeding and husbandry been associated with greater and more frequent outbreaks of disease?"

27th February 2009 ~ "Our grazing livestock are the guardians of our landscape - we still have our traditional British meat. But even that is under threat from supermarket pressure...."