Brilliant. If you eat meat you must read this. Lately I have to say I wonder what the NYT is thinking a few months go that published the factually flawed and frankly stupid article on yoga, now this….what the NYT’s can’t find one journalist interested in writing a “fair and balanced” story based on fact?
The following post originally appeared on the Polyface Farms Facebook page.
The recent editorial by James McWilliams, titled “The Myth of Sustainable Meat,” contains enough factual errors and skewed assumptions to fill a book, and normally I would dismiss this out of hand as too much nonsense to merit a response. But since it specifically mentioned Polyface, a rebuttal is appropriate. For a more comprehensive rebuttal, read the book Folks, This Ain’t Normal.
Let’s go point by point. First, that grass-grazing cows emit more methane than grain-fed ones. This is factually false. Actually, the amount of methane emitted by fermentation is the same whether it occurs in the cow or outside. Whether the feed is eaten by an herbivore or left to rot on its own, the methane generated is identical. Wetlands emit some 95 percent of all methane in the world; herbivores are insignificant…
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