In the blog, Chef Formicella talks about his experience in educating himself about things like biomass use, feed efficiencies, and how greenhouse gas emissions can affect livestock systems. In short, a lot of what we at Heartland have to think about on a day-to-day basis.
Most people look at Heartland and see a rural farm, meant for raising animals and growing crops. When my family looks at Heartland, we see our home.
New York Times columnist Mark Bittman wrote about the role of small holder, sustainable agriculture in feeding a growing world. While I don’t necessarily agree with all that Bittman periodically writes about, including how he seems to broadly class all meat as “bad,” he makes some great points about overcoming world hunger in this piece.
I recently read an article from a popular newspaper purporting to understand modern agriculture and how crops and livestock are raised in this country. It was interesting in that the author, admittedly having only been to a farm a couple of times, seemed to claim complete mastery of animal agriculture and was quite certain that nearly all animals are raised in the same manner.