What a difference can be seen in today’s short video, when juxtaposed with last week’s one. In this film, I’m still in Argentina, but in a totally different world. Animals and crops are intermingled in a sustainable way. The beef cows here are free range; and there are butterflies and birds all around, as opposed to the barren mud and faeces land that the feedlot cows were kept in.
The local farmer tells me: “Our animals spend their whole lives in the open fields – animals raised this way enjoy a level of optimum well-being, because they are not stressed.” The whole feel of this farm is world’s away from the last one that I visited – it’s hard to believe that they are in the same country.
The farmer also tells me about the human health benefits that his beef supplies. He claims that the feedlot cows have more highly saturated fat in their meat, because they can’t and don’t move around. He proudly tells me how his beef on the other hand has less saturated meat.
Without a doubt, the animals themselves here are benefitting from better living conditions, as is the local wildlife – biodiversity is thriving, and the people living here. There are no smells bringing infestations of rats; only butterflies, adding colour to an already vibrant scene.
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