There is much hype surrounding the subject of cutting out red meat from our diet in favour of plant based diets. Professor Louis Fresco, a Dutch scientist & academic Professor argues that taking meat out of diets altogether is not the answer. “It’s clear that animal production has an impact on the environment through its emissions of greenhouse gases & methane…and the feeling that somehow animals are dangerous is taking hold” but she added “We cannot solve future food problems without considering the whole issue of how we are going to provide the world with animal proteins.”
If there were no animals in food production we would see a resurgence of wild animals – do they not have a carbon footprint??
Fresco debates that the best outcome for the planet is actually to graze animals, drawing carbon out of the atmosphere & storing it in the soil. A substantial amount of the global topography, temperature and humidity is unsuitable for anything other than animals grazing. Unlike humans animals have the ability to convert inedible plants into very high value crops & foods.
Addressing the increasing problem of food waste, animals are the perfect solution to feed this to.
Finally, with a growing ageing population, nutrient-rich meat will become more important, providing in particular a source of iron for women, small children and the elderly.
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