Growing grain for fuel and meat: There’s something wrong with this picture.

While people around the world are fighting and dying for food, 

From rice in Peru to miso in Japan, food prices are rising

Famine, farm prices and aid:  Food for thought

A Hungry World

2008: The year of global food crisis

we in the U.S. are promoting the growing crops for ethanol to make alternative fuel

Flooding, Food Shortages, Ethanol Boondoggle Good News for Agriculture
The world food market – it doesn’t make sense
Paying for biofuels in your supermarket

Until there is no longer world hunger, we need to give up on that idea.  If we have to make biofuel, the best way is to use sources that have already been used (like used cooking grease).  The best alternative right now also is to have more walkable communities where folks live and work, more bicycles, and better mass transportation.

and are continuing to grow meat for food which exacerbates the hunger problem.

What if livestock farmers gave up growing grain for feeding the livestock and grew it for people instead?  The reason I gave up eating meat was because I learned that  it takes more resources to grow food for meat per person than it does to grow food for people.  We could feed 7 -10 times more people per acre if we gave up eating meat.

Ironically, I found this article today:
Vegeterianism addresses many needs, problems

Put all of this together with Global Warming:
Scientists say world must adapt to warming

and we have a huger than huge mess in our grandchildren’s life times (right now it’s just “huge”).


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