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The Heart Centric Perspective on Veganism

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@Zeitgeist

On 5/7/2021 at 5:48 PM, Zeitgeist said:

You can disagree as much as you want without providing any rationale, but that does not change the facts.

It is estimated that only 1 gram of protein per person per day comes from grass fed animals, compared to the 27 grams of protein per person per day that comes from all terrestrial animal protein, and yet 26% of the earth’s terrestrial land surface is already taken by grazing animals (link).

This means it is simply not possible for people to consume animal products at the same rate that we are now, with the resources that are available.

On top of that, around 80% of the global agricultural land is already used for livestock, but is only supplies <20% of global calories. At the same time, the remaining 20% of land used to grow crops for human consumption already supply >80% of calories (link).

To top it all off, if the regenerative animal agriculture is about mimicking nature, wouldn’t it be the best thing to simply return the land to nature, rewild the landscapes, reintroduce natural animals back into them, and simply let nature do what we stopped it from doing by deforesting and eroding these lands for animal agriculture in the first place?

Why mimic nature if nature can simply exist there instead? - This makes absolutely no sense to me.

So, no matter how you look at it, "regenerative farming" cannot work at scale and frankly I believe it is more for people to feel better about themselves than anything else.

   That's not the only issue. Combined with increases in world population and decreases in food supply, there's a chance that as time goes on, that hypothetical some users brought up about killing and eating people is going to become more relevant.

   Not only does the USA have to reduce the farming gradually, but other countries will have to follow suit, and here's the main problem, that multiple countries have to do this gradually, instead of just one country. It's not enough that one country does this, as many other countries out there stay the same.

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