Marianne Landzettel is a journalist writing and blogging about food, farming and agricultural policies in the UK and the rest of the EU, the US and South Asia.

Becoming a cowgirl...​

Good comes from grazing Cows: they improve soil health – which helps mitigate climate change while promoting plant growth and resilience. The result: healthier foods and better farm income.

I highly recommend
Regenerative Agriculture:
Farming with Benefits
by Marianne Landzettel."

Colin Tosh, Senior Agroforestry Researcher
Organic Research Centre

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Coming soon….
Marianne’s new book:

Sustainable Meat Production and Processing: Local, Profitable and Humane.

Livestock is essential to any sustainable farming systems. In particular cattle provide vital eco services: on arable farms, on permanent pastures and in habitat preservation. They are also central to food production, farm income, and to rural economies. To save the planet, we indeed have to dramatically reduce the consumption of meat produced through industrial agricultural, while continuing to eat meat from animals that spent their lives on well-managed grasslands, grazing herballeys and cover crops. For farmers, the welfare of their animals will be the top priority, and that means providing for a good life and, at its end, humane slaughter. In the UK, as in most other western countries, small abattoirs have been closing in record numbers, a development that has a huge negative impact on animal welfare, on farm profitability and the rural economy. This book explores alternatives: A new EU framework allows farmers to kill animals in the most humane way possible, on farm and within the herd. Providing custom slaughter services through small abattoirs or mobile slaughter units provides opportunities for independent butchers, farmer coops and rural communities. And in the US, farmers, butchers, educators and chefs are developing a local, profitable meat processing network.

Listen to Marianne’s interview with Melinda Hemmelgarn of the Food Sleuth podcast
on May 9th
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What I am writing about

In agriculture and nature everything is connected. And cows are at the center.....

Its all connected

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To understand why ruminants are key to mitigating climate change we need to look at the biology of grasses, which is distinctly different from that of other plants and trees. Over millennia, grasslands coevolved with ruminants @SlowFoodUK @M_Landzettel

Journalist @M_Landzettel breaks down what you need to know from the UNCCD’s Report on Rangelands and Pastoralists in our latest article.

Fascinating: the Guardian finds ecological value in ruminants! Of course just wild, not domesticated herbivores.

“Herd of 170 bison could help store CO2 equivalent of almost 2m cars, researchers say” | The Guardian

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