Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Aggregated Blog: Amount of Resources Required for Meat Unsustainable

A great deal of information is available currently on the amount of natural resources that are consumed by animals that people feed in order to eat meat. One article entitled "Omnivore, Vegan, Vegetarian," discusses the huge amount of grain that is needed to feed cows in order to have their meat. The article puts this huge concern in viserally tangable means when it describes this possible scene:

“Imagine sitting down to an eight-ounce steak dinner,” writes author
Frances Moore Lappe in “Diet for a Small Planet,” “then imagine the room
filled with 45 to 50 people with empty bowls in front of them. For the ‘feed
cost’ of your steak, each of their bowls could be filled with a full cup of
cooked cereal grains.”

A vegan diet is also enouraged by the UN. They recently released a report
in The Gaurdian entitled "UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet" that addresses similar concerns regarding the incredible amount of resources it takes to feed animals that are killed for meat, as well as to the maintain the land they live on.

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