They're like chalk and cheese. Those fed on this have a life expectancy of about 20 years, whereas this other type is so unhealthy at slaughter, it's unlikely they live more than three years. What's more, the system only benefits the elites, and impoverishes rural communities.
Will Harris is a regenerative farming pioneer who runs White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia
He produces high-quality grass fed products, including beef and other animal products, and is an inspirational example of how to convert from conventional to regenerative agriculture and thrive financially
Regenerative agriculture, Harris says, “is a kinder, gentler agriculture … we call it biomimicry, the emulation of nature”
While it’s an imperfect emulation, it helps to restore the natural cycles that have been broken by industrial farming
Every agricultural county in the U.S. could replicate what Harris is doing to create sustainably grown food and improved communities
Toward that end, he and his team created the Center for Agricultural Resilience to educate thought leaders on the benefits of building animal, plant and human ecosystems that can nourish communities instead of destroy them