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Soil, Grass and Cancer Paperback – January 1, 2000

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Born in France in 1903, Andre Voisin was both a biochemist and a farmer. Though he made his living as a scientist, he believed that the greatest mysteries of dairy science were more likely understood through simple observation of the relationship between the cow and the grass than by experiments in the laboratory.

Voisin taught biochemistry at the National Veterinary School of France as well as at the Institute of Tropical Veterinary Medicine in Paris. A true farmer at heart, he understood that if the soils and grasses are managed with care, they will in turn take care of the animals who live on them. It is a small leap then to understand that if the animals are healthy and well cared-for, then those who consume the animals and their products will also be healthy.

Perhaps his best known work is Grass Productivity, first published in 1957, and the first in which he described his "rational" system of grassland management which, at its most basic, was rotational grazing based on defoliation by the animals in relation to the rate of growth on grasslands. Later works include: Soil, Grass & Cancer; Better Grassland Sward; and Grass Tetany.

Though he often provoked controversy with his ideas, his convincing arguments and comprehensive knowledge of the subject kept both believers and skeptics interested in his ideas. He consistently kept the farmers in mind, and as they applied his ideas to their grasslands, the truth of his theories was shown.


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  • Item Weight : 1.35 pounds
  • Paperback : 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0911311645
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0911311648
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 1.25 x 8.75 inches
  • Publisher : Acres USA (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings
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