Even the organic meat industry displaces large amounts of natural resources and produces waste that is harmful to the environment. I heard it some places there is a tax on COW FARTS!
I googled it for a good article, but there are SO MANY, I had a hard time choosing. Here's just one:
Asked by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on Nov. 5, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Farmlady09 at 8:27 PM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:03 PM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by But_Mommie at 1:06 PM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 1:38 PM on Nov. 5, 2010
The type of agriculture that this country uses, and that many others have adopted, involves taking large areas of land, destroying the natural landscape and planting crops that are not indigenous to the area. Those sorts of crops require more intervention to grow--more fertilizers, pesticides,etc. Add to that the waste that's involved in animal farming. . . and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see where we're going wrong.
Rivers in the southeast have been polluted past the point of sustaining any life because of pig farms. That is one of the worst "industries" in terms of food production. Cows require about sixteen pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat to fatten them up for slaughter. Sixteen pounds of grain could go a long way to feed people, and it would take less farming to feed more if we weren't giving food to animals to slaughter to become food for us.
Answer by jsbenkert at 1:40 PM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by Farmlady09 at 2:52 PM on Nov. 5, 2010
If people really cared about the environment they would consume, buy, process the least amount possible from food, housing, transportation, goods and services. The typical American lifestyle is so far removed from living anywhere close to neutral, it's almost a waste of time and space to discuss.
Answer by Sisteract at 1:18 PM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 1:20 PM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by Farmlady09 at 1:25 PM on Nov. 5, 2010
I think that vegetarianism could play a role. I disagree with NP on this issue. There are things we can do without changing every bit of our lifestyles. It doesn't have to be all or nothing. We can take stock of what matters most to us, make changes where we can, eliminate unnecessary things, and make a difference. There is a movement underfoot that many people across the world are slowly accepting--that of buying locally grown and produced seasonal foods as much as possible, thus cutting down on the industrial farms and transportation of that produce.
Answer by jsbenkert at 1:35 PM on Nov. 5, 2010