Cows Save the Planet

Judith Schwartz is the author of Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth.We talk about ecosystems, biodiversity, soil, climate change mitigation, and alternatives to the current industrial food model.

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