When most people hear the term “dust bowl,” they think of the American heartland in the 1930s, when a homesteading wheat bonanza led to the plowing up of the Great Plains’ native grassland, culminating in the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Unfortunately, this phenomenon isn’t just relics of the past.
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If you watch a movie like Food Inc., you get the impression that most cows spend their lives in huge, crowded feedlots. That is part of the story, but not an accurate picture of the North American bovine industry. It turns out that there is a US Census for cows (conducted every five years […]