Is red meat really the problem?

Is red meat bad for the environment? Or could it play a positive role in reaching sustainability?

In this talk from the Low Carb USA conference, Dr. Ballerstedt debunks many myths about ruminants – and shows how they are part of the solution.

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Grass-Based Health and the Ruminant Revolution – Dr. Peter Ballerstedt

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Here’s what our members have said about the presentation (in additon to giving it a 4.8 star rating):

A very informative presentation.
– Abdifatah

An unexpectd voice in the usual lineup. I thought it was worthwhile to listen to the side of the farmers. I would like to hear more about animal farms where the cattle are not romaing freely and how that method of raising animals impacts the quality of meat. I am still convinced that free roaming cattle produces higher quality meat than animals from farms where there no room to move, no dailight. Another presentation that would address these points woild be informative.
– Francoise

Yet another high quality awesome presentation.

The lack of proper knowledge in the public debate over health and ecology is worrying to say the least.

I also agree with Francoise, I also would very much to like to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of these issues. If @dietdoctor could help out with this I would be very grateful.
– Niklas

– Vanessa

I find it interesting that cows get into ketosis. In fact farmers have for a long time treated this as a disease, since the cows don’t fatten “properly”, and change their food to treat it.…

Cows have an elaborate stomach system to handle the fermentation of carbs. I’m speculating heavily here but maybe we could even say, “Cows don’t necessarily eat carbs”?

What is undeniable is that monoculture kills worms, bugs and bacteria that keep the soil alive, and it is responsible for soil degradation and erosion. This seems to be what has happened to land where agriculture has been around for millennia.
– Ian

I recommend reading Grass Fed Nation by Graham Harvey.
– Iris

Great talk! I totally agree with him. I’ve had all these thoughts myself. Why worry about grassfed beef if you’re still consuming seed oils? And a grain-fed steak is still immensely healthier than a loaf of bread. I have upgraded my eggs because I eat them regularly, and I can see a clear visual difference between a pastured and a “standard” egg. Yet, realistically a standard egg is still way better than a powerbar!
– Audra

Hey Francoise, if you’re interested in that, read the book ‘The Dorito Effect’. Very interesting stuff.
– Butters

Brilliant presentation. He is a gifted speaker. I learned so much. I am so grateful for this site.
– Darlene

Grass-Based Health and the Ruminant Revolution – Dr. Peter Ballerstedt


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The next conference

The presentation is from this year’s Low Carb USA. It’s the top low-carb conference in the US. Next year’s conference will take place August 3 – 6, 2017 in San Diego. Sign up now for an early bird discount (50% off).

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  1. Apicius
    This is an excellent talk and gives some hard facts that tears down the false notions that raising beef is more environmentally destructive than growing crops of fruits and vegetables. Love to see hard facts based on opposed to "opinions" and "gut feel".

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