And the Desert Will Bloom

The 114 delegates, representing the entire of the United States, were gathered in downtown Denver last weekend for the first-ever Slow Meat symposium.  Huddled in the ballroom of the LEED certified, state-of-the-art conference center, they were treated to the keynote address, delivered by Alan Savory of the Savory Institute. The topic: desertfication (the process whereby fertile land turns to desert). As the delegates would soon learn, livestock–once blamed for the process–may indeed hold the key to what appears to be a desperate and irreversible calamity. Here is the content of Savory’s compelling message, given at TED 2013:


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