Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat: Why Well-Raised Meat Is Good for You and Good for the Planet
We’re told that if we care about our health—or our planet—eliminating red meat from our diets is crucial. That beef is bad for us and cattle farming is horrible for the environment. But science says otherwise.
Beef is framed as the most environmentally destructive and least healthy of meats. We’re often told that the only solution is to reduce or quit red meat entirely....more
Diet and nutrition are topics I truly enjoy learning about. I have read everything from The China Study to The Omnivore's Dilemma to all of Joel Salatin's works. I have seen Forks Over Knives, What The Health, and The Biggest Little Farm documentaries...if it's a nutritional science book or documenta ...more
The false narratives around cows and the environment.
The false narratives around cows vs "plant-based" diets.
The false narratives around conventional agriculture vs regenerative agriculture.
Cows are amazing animals and are indeed sacred. This book explodes the myths and breathes truth into the lies that poison public debate about cows.
It covers critical questions about our health and planetary health:
Is meat a healthy foo ...more
I'm so glad I didn't have to buy this book to read it, it's absolute garbage. Why did I read this book as a vegan? Because I believe most people have something valuable to add to the discussion. I don’t believe in being biased. Unfortunately, I did not do my research with these authors and believed the raving reviews – I barely gained ...more
This is a complex topic that “does not jibe well with the human tendency for extremism and binary solutions.” The authors handle it beautifully. Highly recommended.
Our food system is complex and the current trendy anti-meat proposed solutions are unsustainable, unethical, and simplistic. The authors lay this out in a way that is digestible but honors the complexity.
To be anti-meat is to be anti-nature. It is a complete disconnect from the reality of a sustainable food s ...more
I found the irony funny about those who claim moral superiority while being the most vocal and critical against those who chose to ...more
i was already a believer in meat for health reasons (and the evils of the standard american diet) but learned:
- the needs and workings of the food system, the soil degradation of industrial farming ("the monocrop food production system “works” only to the degree that synthetic fertilizers, pes ...more
Sacred Cow opened my eyes to the extremest vegans and vegetarians, those who spread propaganda with a goal of ridding the world of meat. This book makes solid arguments of why that would be very bad for the ...more
Also, I absolutely loved the unpretentious tone in the book; this book is for everyone, whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, parent, worried about the future of ...more
They do look at as much information as possible on both sides of the coin and they back up their information with endnotes.
They look at Nutrition, Ecology, and Morality of meat vs no meat and they explain these categories quite well.
It’s easy to like something when you agree. I feel that people who feel like we all should stop eating meat (I have no problem with ...more
We are told dont eat meat especially red meat. You will harm your health, the environment and it is not ethical. That sounds very romantic and simple. What happens when you analyze all the available science?
Robb Wolff and Diana Roger's do a amazing job laying out the science about the nutritional, environmental and ethical considerations on eating meat. In short ruminants and red meat are needed for us to achieve opti ...more
This book is a great primer on regenerative farming. WhT we can do better. I have read most of Robs other books. All very well done. He has never been afraid to say that he was wrong on a to ...more
The main thing I learned from this book wasn't just that SUSTAINABLE farming is good, it's that we must learn to use REGENERATIVE farming. Animals are an ESSENTIAL part to clearing our carbon footprint. ESSENTIAL.
This book will change you ...more
This is a truly must read book. Our lives depend on it. Nutrition is foundational. There may be some things in this book we did not want to hear but it is far from the typical ideological perspectives on food.
Regenerative agriculture is it the foundation of all Health. It allows humans to flourish. Also it allows vast numbers of sentient creatures to enjoy the early stages of life that are carefree and joy filled. Just watch calves, lambs and kids play on pasture.
There is ...more