In the face of climate change, environmental degradation, and rising demand for animal-source foods, a lot of farmers try to find solutions from nature to meet the demand while minimizing the negative impact of livestock farming on the environment.
When asked why she uses a political term like revolution to discuss cheese, Miyoko answers matter-of-factly, then elaborates connecting all of the political decisions that get made to take a glass of cow’s milk from subsidy to table.
“We can revolutionize by helping farmers transform their dairies into new enterprises and then we’re helping ourselves and we’re helping them. We’re helping the world.”
A new wave of genetically modified animals is coming. Friends of the Earth’s Dana Perls calls for an end to altering animals—in favor of fixing farms.
Alfalfa, “queen of forages,” a high-yielding crop with high nutritional quality, could make a big difference in the lives of the rural folk that carve out a living in Inner Mongolia.