time's up

From today's Independent
How does eating meat cause hunger?

Because it is a very inefficient way of producing food. It takes 8kg of grain to produce 1kg of beef, and large tracts of forest have been cleared for grazing land that might have been used to grow crops. Chicken is more efficient to produce – it takes 2kg of feed to produce 1kg of meat. To maximise food production it is best to be vegan.

According to Simon Fairlie, in his magazine The Land, it would take just 3 million hectares of arable land to meet Britain's food needs, half the current total, if the population were vegan.

Come on people! Get it together!


david a holgate said…
I've just been enjoying Barbara Kingsolver's book, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" (Faber, 2007) which illustrates the enjoyment and benefits from only eating locally produced food (except for some spices and coffee!).