We are raising livestock to not only feed ourselves and neighbors but to also feed our soils. There is an environmental disaster looming and it is not global warming. The biggest threat to our environment, our independence as a nation, and our health, is the degradation of our soils. We can thank our corrupt Government officials and the greedy corporations who run them for this degradation. they pushed policies encouraging Industrialized farming and GMO use, which have forced small farmers (most of whom used livestock to improve their soils) off their land and replaced them with industrial scale GMO crop farmers who have to rely on synthetic inputs and government subsidies to grow their GMO's.