|Apr. 23rd, 2014 09:38 am More thoughts on veganism and death2 notes - Make notes |
I heard once that if the entire world went vegan, there would be ZERO world hunger, because of the huge quantities of plants needed to feed slaughtered animals. It takes 6kg of grain to produce 1kg of beef, for instance, with chickens having a 2:1 ratio and pigs a 3:1 ratio. So I can completely believe it.
Animal agriculture is indeed extremely inefficient. I do not expect the entire world could go vegan as there are people living in desert, Arctic, and mountainous regions who literally could not get enough nutrition from plants alone, without importing the vast majority of their food. But these populations are very rare exceptions.