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Created August 26, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/aug/26/food-shortages-world-vegetarianism

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on August 26, 2012
at 08:10 PM

Don't forget the soy! They love stuffing themselves on phytoestrogen-filled, endocrine-disrupting, mineral-leeching soy imitation meats.

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on August 26, 2012
at 08:04 PM

One solution would be to eat the vegetarians, but the buggers eat so much grain, that eating one would screw up my Omega 6 ratio. Might be a whole new market for salad-fed vegetarians.

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on August 26, 2012
at 08:10 PM

Don't forget the soy! They love stuffing themselves on phytoestrogen-filled, endocrine-disrupting, mineral-leeching soy imitation meats.

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on August 26, 2012
at 08:31 PM

We can't say the same about a well-managed pasture. On a pasture most of the water stays in the local water cycle. The cows drink some water, pee much of it out, perspire, breathe and it all ends up in the grass they eat and in the atmosphere where it falls as rain. You take water out of the system only when the animal leaves to go to slaughter, but I fail to see how that would implicate animals over plants, as by far the most water per calorie in food is from fruits and vegetables!

Simone Fairlie addresses water usage in his book in chapter 7 http://www.scribd.com/doc/94009929/Meat-a-Benign-Extravagance page 142. He is dealing with a different statistic, but he makes some good points about the plausibility of animals on pasture being water-wasters. The history of estimating cattle water usage has been rather...interesting to say the least.

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on August 26, 2012
at 07:42 PM

looks like its time to learn deer hunting

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on August 26, 2012
at 07:45 PM

Gotta go fishing!

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on August 26, 2012
at 07:51 PM

So the choice is either to starve due to no food or to starve due to vegetarianism?

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