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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Agribusiness Is Working to Cut Meat and Dairy Consumption?!

Think about it:

"-- WHERE'S THE GRAIN? The 7 billion livestock animals in the United States consume five times as much grain as is consumed directly by the entire American population."

"-- HERBIVORES ON THE HOOF. Each year an estimated 41 million tons of plant protein is fed to U.S. livestock to produce an estimated 7 million tons of animal protein for human consumption. About 26 million tons of the livestock feed comes from grains and 15 million tons from forage crops. For every kilogram of high-quality animal protein produced, livestock are fed nearly 6 kg of plant protein."

So, if the interests of agribusiness are controlling studies like this one, the study should be telling us to replace all grains with meat and dairy, since that would greatly increase the demand for grain, while also requiring plenty of growth hormones and veterinary antibiotics and what not to raise the livestock.

2 comments:

  1. So I guess you are not a fan of paleonutritionists?

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  2. Well, I am certainly not a fan of this explanation for why Harvard is not endorsing the paleo diet!

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