Industrial agriculture is eroding soils around the globe, and change is necessary if we are to ensure our long-term food security. The common fact that does the rounds is that we have 60 harvests left if the status quo continues.
Our primary goal at Barbell Foods has always been to make the world’s healthiest biltong, built on sustainable and ethically farmed meat. Holistic management practices are important to us because they substantially enhance the health of cattle and the health of the land.
Overtime, managing livestock in this way causes topsoil to build up and perennial grasses to grow taller and stronger, an ecological outcome that drags down more carbon from our atmosphere (through photosynthesis), holds more water where it can be utilized, and produces more nutrient dense food.
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