[LMB] Sorry, Cordelia! Here, have a real steak.

Alex Kwan litalex at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 04:49:41 BST 2021


Hello,

>> On Sep 25, 2021, at 22:23, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Okay, there'll come a time when we can vat-grow meat.
>> 
>> Why do so?


> With how the climate is going, crop yield is very likely to drop a lot. But a lot of farmland is dedicated to food for animals, and not humans. So if we eat less “naturally grown” livestock, we would be able to free up that land to grow crops for us, and not animals.
> 
> little Alex


> On Sep 25, 2021, at 23:01, Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:
> 
> A lot of land used for animals isn't fit for agriculture. The Dust Bowl proved that. Twice. Some of the High Plains grasslands would be ruined if put under the plow.
> 
> The problem is, people tend to think an acre is an acre, whether in Wyoming or Nevada, and as a former Southwesterner, I'm here to tell you that just..ain't…so.

I was talking about purely farmland.. 36% of the cropland is growing food for livestock and not humans.

https://www.vox.com/2014/8/21/6053187/cropland-map-food-fuel-animal-feed

little Alex


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