Sunday, July 26, 2009

Food security...

A thoughtful video from Japan. Their situation isn't terribly different from our own, with the important caveats that 1) they deal with far less arable land per person than in the USA; and 2) they have traditional food-ways to fall back upon.

I'm not an adamant vegetarian, but I am very careful to limit the animal flesh that I eat. One of the many reasons that I have chosen this diet is that eating meat is prodigiously wasteful.

4 comments:

Bion said...

I am a gardener and a hunter...they both provide my substance. To label either "wasteful" is erroneous. Waste is prevalent in this culture, both in energy and mindset, but to consider it wasteful simply because it is meat, is shortsighted...it is not. I can assure you both as a hunter and a retired cattle rancher, there is no "waste" unless you have the mindset of a vegetarian, then all meat is wasteful, simply because you disapprove of it!

Central FLA Gardener said...

i responded in a post:
http://centralfloridagarden.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-meat-is-wasteful.html

Bion said...

Your "kick ass" garden wouldn't even be possible without animal life, and neither would you without the bacteria which help you digest. As you pointed out, "range fed" cattle are more "resource intensive", actually I might phrase it, "resource beneficial", not only since the cattle provide their waste to benefit the grasses they feed upon, but the wildlife they live in harmony with benefits from the clearing of underbrush, which enables more grasses and small plants to provide for them...(maybe you never were a hunter or lived on a ranch that you could see the complementary nature of cattle and wildlife)

If the world wants to create smelly "feed lots", that's their business, and I'm glad I don't live near one, as well...but don't criticize the entire industry just from one end of it. And as such, your statistics are out of whack, since you and I both know how statistics can lie to suit the necessary conclusions...
Glad to read your gardening details, but lets get off the bull. Use it for the garden.

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