I have often been told, especially recently, that you can’t be an environmentalist if you eat meat. On the face of it seems a simple conclusion; livestock emit methane and […]Continue reading "Flatulence, wildfires and bogs. The madness of measuring methane."
In modern conservation and catchment management there has been a great deal of emphasis on rewetting landscapes in order to restore the impressive ecosystem services the mires, bogs and fens […]Continue reading "Rewetting our uplands; is it always a good idea?"
Is a vegan diet better for the environment? We can’t and shouldn’t try to calculate the value of living systems by only using reductionist science that is centuries behind explaining […]Continue reading "Is a vegan diet better for the environment?"
What’s an acceptable level of animal welfare in rewilding projects? Lessons from Oostvaardersplassen. I was sickened to see the images on Twitter of the starving animals in the Oostvaardersplassen […]Continue reading "Acceptable welfare in rewilding projects."
Maximising Diversity For Profit. I was recently reading about some research conducted by Simon Fraser University in Brittish Columbia of farms in Alberta growing oilseed rape. They compared similar sized […]Continue reading "Maximising Diversity For Profit"
Trees and pasture productivity are rarely discussed in the same conversation, but farmers who think of trees as either shading out grass growth or taking away valuable grazing land are […]Continue reading "Four Ways Woodland Grazing Can Improve Your Livestock Operation."