Posted by: bklunk | December 11, 2006

You Mean I Can’t Have It My Way

Salwa asks one of the tough questions about food security.  Meat production puts a lot of pressure on the planet, is an inefficient way for us to get protein, and may not be what we have evolved to best digest.  I’m just saying.

Power Steer by Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is an American Journalist who teaches at UC Berkeley and has written extensively about food. His last book the Botany of Desire, explores how plants interact with humans. His latest book is entitled The Omnivore’s Dilemma examines several different methods of eating.

The articel by Pollan, Power Steer, asks you to consider whether meat is really an efficient way to make food a part from the ethical issue of using another animal for our own pleasure. The number of acres devoted just to producing cattle fodder could be used to grow nutritious vegetables that could feed the teeming billions arou nd the world. This is clearly a question that must be addressed given projected population growth in the next 50 years.

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