A selection of links on the many harms of Regenerative / Holistic Grazing and Grass-fed Beef

Gathered by Nia Ni Greine of Heartstone Sanctuary

Regenerative grazing

OPINION: Is Documentary ‘Kiss The Ground’ Just A Last Ditch Effort To Keep Meat Relevant?
https://plantbasednews.org/…/kiss-the-earth-last-ditch…/

A Call to Counter the False Solution of Regenerative Grazing
https://seedthecommons.org/a-call-to-counter-the-false…/

Alan Savory gives a popular and very misleading TED talk – Holistic grazing guru pieces together false assumptions to produce ineffective but popular recommendations on climate change
http://www.thewildlifenews.com/…/alan-savory-gives-a…/

All Sizzle and No Steak: Why Allan Savory’s TED talk about how cattle can reverse global warming is dead wrong.
https://slate.com/…/allan-savorys-ted-talk-is-wrong-and…

Allan Savory’s Holistic Management Theory Falls Short on Science
https://www.sierraclub.org/…/allan-savory-says-more…

Plant Based Data – Another Industry Attempt to Greenwash Beef, A review of the 2020 White Oak Pastures and General Mills study with commentary on the subject of “Regenerative Grazing”
https://plantbaseddata.medium.com/the-failed-attempt-to-greenwash-beef-7dfca9d74333

Despite Rebranding, Cows Can’t Save the Climate
https://www.planetfriendlynews.com/blog/despite-rebranding-cows-cant-save-the-climate?

Eat more meat and save the world: the latest implausible farming miracle (George Monbiot)
https://www.theguardian.com/…/eat-more-meat-and-save…

Grazed and confused? New report gives the lay of the land on grazing livestock’s climate impact (University of Oxford) by Food and Climate Research Network
Full report
https://www.tabledebates.org/publication/grazed-and-confused
Grazed and Confused Youtube Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nub7pToY3jU&feature=emb_logo

Hart Mountain study
http://www.cof.orst.edu/hart/

Vegan-oriented talk by PhD William Ripple on the study (exact time stamp):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnh9zT41wWo&t=2623

Field Video on the Rewilding of Hart Mountain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcBnWZXO0VY

Truth or Drought – Holistic Grazing Myths
https://www.truthordrought.com/holistic-grazing-myths

Holistic management – a critical review of Allan Savory’s grazing method (University of Oxford):
“Improved grazing management on grasslands can store on average approximately 0.35 tonnes of C per ha and year – a rate seven times lower than the rate used by the Savory Institute to support the claim that holistic grazing can reverse climate change. The total carbon storage potential in pas-tures does not exceed 0.8 tonnes of C per ha and year, or 27 billion tonnes of C globally, according to an estimate in this report based on very optimis-tic assumptions. 27 billion tonnes of C corresponds to less than 5% of the emissions of carbon since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Holistic grazing can thus not reverse climate change.”
Full Report
http://publications.lib.chalmers.se/records/fulltext/244566/local_244566.pdf

Is “regenerative grazing” the new “clean coal”?
https://planetaryvegan.net/…/is-regenerative-grazing…/

It’s time to debunk Allan Savory’s literal BS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSAz-A7S8ow

Lots of hot air in Savory supporter’s climate change arguments
https://terrastendo.net/…/lots-of-hot-air-in-savory…/

Centre for Biological Diversity Jennifer Molidor – No, ‘regenerative ranching’ is not good for grassland birds (commentary September, 2020)
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/09/no-regenerative-ranching-is-not-good-for-grassland-birds-commentary/

“A staggering 3 billion birds, including 700 million grassland birds, have been lost in the last 50 years. Without question, one of the leading causes of those catastrophic losses has been habitat loss driven by grazing livestock.”

Regenerative Grazing: The “Clean Coal” of Beef (Impossible Foods)
https://impossiblefoods.com/mission/2019impact/grassfedbeef/

Can Regenerative Cattle Grazing Reverse Global Warming? (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_XT8NXc0sY

Regenerative Ranching Debunked: A YouTube video series
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ8VDY_aL-w…

Free from harm – Saving the World With Livestock? The Allan Savory Approach Examined
https://freefromharm.org/…/saving-the-world-with…/

What 30 Years of Study Tell Us About Grazing and Carbon Sequestration
https://onpasture.com/…/what-30-years-of-study-tell-us…

Comments on Allan Savory’s Proposed Application of “Holistic Management” to Grasslands, Including Desert Grasslands, for the Purpose of Increasing Sequestration of Atmospheric Carbon
http://mikehudak.com/Articles/HM_Memo_131113.htm

Regenerative Grazing Debunked (Mic The Vegan)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKjQfn-HR6g

Grass-fed Beef

How Grass-Fed Beef Is Duping Consumers, Again
https://sentientmedia.org/how-grass-fed-beef-is-duping…/

Is grass-fed beef good or bad for the climate? (University of Oxford)
http://www.ox.ac.uk/…/2017-10-03-grass-fed-beef-good-or…

Pasture-fed meat isn’t green
https://www.vegansociety.com/…/pasture-fed-meat-isn%E2…

Sorry, Meat Lovers – Another Study Shows That Eating Grass-Fed Beef Isn’t Helping the Planet
https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/eating-grass-fed-beef-isnt-helping-the-p