The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals - Chapter Ten through Chapter Twelve Summary & Analysis

Michael Pollan
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In chapter ten, Pollan explains that Salatin is a grass farmer, in that everything he does at the farm begins with a variety of grasses . The idea behind grass farming is that the sun is the most natural and renewable source of energy and that by using it through photosynthesis, animals can be fed, which in turn, leads to the feeding of humans. To succeed with this farming, one has to know how grass grows and must spend a massive amount of time graphing and charting pastures in order to understand their growth. Salatin moves his cattle to a new pasture each day. This allows the grass a chance to recover while making sure all fields are grazed properly. Additionally, the manure of the cows is thus spread on all pastures without risking fouling the pasture with...

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