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Obras de Nicolette Hahn Niman


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Locais de residência
Bolinas, California, USA
University of Michigan
Kalamazoo College
Niman, Bill (spouse)
Pequena biografia
Nicolette Hahn Niman is rancher, attorney and writer. Much of her time is spent speaking and writing about the problems of industrialized livestock production, including the book Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms (HarperCollins, 2009) and three essays she has written on the subject for the New York Times.

Previously, she was the Senior Attorney for the environmental organization Waterkeeper Alliance where she was in charge of the organization's campaign to reform the concentrated livestock and poultry industry, and, before that, an attorney for National Wildlife Federation.

Ms. Hahn Niman served two terms on the city council for the City of Kalamazoo, Michigan (pop. 80,000). She received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Michigan and her B.A. in Biology and French from Kalamazoo College.

She lives in Bolinas, California with her husband, Bill Niman, founder of Niman Ranch, a natural meat company supplied by a network of over 600 traditional farmers and ranchers. Together, the Nimans have launched a new natural meat company called BN Ranch.



In recent years, a discordant narrative surrounding meat-eating and its impact on the ecology and our health has sprung up seemingly out of nowhere. The narrative goes something like this: (a) eating meat is ecologically damaging and a major contributor to climate change, (b) eating meat is unhealthy, (c) we can't feed the world if everyone includes meat in their diet.

The environmental and health aspects of this narrative are so very obviously fallacious (the third point is fallacious as well, but less obviously), but they have come to be repeated as some sort of truism by the mainstream press, more than a few experts in environmental circles, and sometimes even by respectable people in the scientific community.

The real truth is, of course, the opposite: That livestock production is our most ecologically sound—and, in fact, ecologically necessary—method of food production. And not only is meat healthful, it is our most nutritionally efficient food and, ultimately, the only nutrient-dense food readily available the world over. We (humans) know all this already, of course, and yet a ridiculous opposing narrative has been percolating and has become readily accepted by a population who is largely out of tune with the natural world and therefore can't discern fact from obvious fiction.

I have about 5 half-written blog posts on this topic, but I never finished any of them because a complete response would require a book. I figured, surely someone somewhere has rebutted all this BS flowing throughout our media. And someone has!

Niman has written the definitive response to this misinformation campaign. She writes with clarity and rigor and professionalism. Also, she thoroughly explains how such ignorance gains a foothold—a very helpful addition.

So, are you tired of hearing the crazy claims about methane and cows? About land degradation and livestock? Water waste? Cruelty? That for a healthy diet one must eschew meat? Assuredly all of you have been hearing these claims. Do you tire of them? Or even don't fully understand the science surrounding these topics? Then this book is for you. It's well-written and fascinating. I recommend this book with enthusiasm.
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ErrantRuminant | 1 outra resenha | Feb 14, 2022 |
The case for sustainable meat production. The manifesto of an environmental lawyer and vegetarian turned cattle rancher
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