Posted by: wavetamer on Feb-07-13 1:58 PM (EST)
The whole "meat" consumption issue covers a broad area of related topics. Ethanol production requires corn, so more farmers grow "fuel" corn instead of "feed" corn. That raises the price of the food for cattle. Cattle prices go up, people eat less beef. Also, corn replaces cotton as a cash crop, now clothing prices go up. So perhaps we start eating more veggies...Farms are mega-corps that drain wetlands, tile fields and so on to produce more cash crops at the expense of those things negatively affected by loss of habitat, toxic/pollutant run-off into river systems...Everything is connected; everything is important. Thanks for sharing one of the many aspects of what it will take to with all this.
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