Taking chickens out of cages or putting cattle back in pastures won’t make food shortages or world hunger worse.
Cattle are meant to eat grass, which humans can’t eat. And currently, 98% of soy production goes to feed livestock. It takes between six and 26 calories of food to produce one calorie of meat. Think what a reduction in meat eating could do for world hunger?
As for the environment, if we remove one serving of meat across America, it’s equivalent to taking 5 million cars off the road!
These are a few of the startling facts from a very topical talk by Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals. Let us know what you think.
Photo credit: CALM Action via flickr
Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may
not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.