Although most of us are warming to the idea of substituting meat for vegetables a few times a week many can't live without it. Perhaps it is this that has sparked claims that eating meat will save the planet. As Mombiot clearly argues in his piece in the Guardian- if something is too good to be true- it usually is.
was intrigued by his TED talk, in which he screened astonishing before-and-after pictures purporting to show the transformative impacts of his technique. Savory maintained that without grazing by livestock, grasslands turn to desert. He claimed that he had reversed desertification by raising the number of cattle and goats by 400%, grazing them intensively for short bursts in small paddocks and then moving them on.