Archive for May, 2013

The Real Environmental Impact of Red Meat: Part 1

May 25, 2013

We’ve all heard the claims that red meat production is harmful to the environment, so in this two-part series, I’d like to address some of those concerns. In many ways, the environment is as complex as the human body, so measuring the impact of meat production isn’t clear-cut. But at the very least, I hope to shed some light on the topic, dispel some common myths, and put the issue in perspective.

Indie Author Interview – Robert Worstell – Pride Series

May 13, 2013

Just Publish! Ebook Creation for Indie Authors Learn How to Write, Design, Format, Upload, and Sell Your Own Book for Low Cost or Free. J’APE: Just Another Publicity Excuse How to Publish Your (Kindle) Book for Shameless Self-Promotion and Profit Those are the most recent, although I also cobbled together a couple in late 2012 after 2011 was a dry spell.

NRDC: Top 10 Reasons to Eat Grass-Fed Meat

May 9, 2013

Humans can’t eat grass, but the meat we eat should come from animals that did. Truth be told, we do eat a little bit of grass. Three-quarters of all human nutrition comes from wheat, rice and corn, all of which are grasses. But what we eat is actually their seeds, the dense package of complex carbohydrates that is the specialty of annual grasses. Perennial grasses, which are more common, pack a larger proportion of their energy in their roots, stems and leaves; the building block for these is cellulose. Humans cannot convert cellulose to protein, but cows, sheep and other ruminants can, thanks to the resident bacteria in their highly specialized fermentation tank of a stomach, known as a rumen.