The meat farmer’s fallacy

Its a proclamation I have seen many times expressed by animal farmers “but we’re feeding the world!”.

Actually, as many scientific studies have found, the opposite is true – meat is a contributing factor in world-wide poverty and starvation – it uses or redistributes resources from poorer nations to richer, and the nutritional returns from meat are negative – it takes more nutrition to rear animals than you get back.

This is why I describe meat as “anti-food”, “inhumanitarian” and “food waste”.

Here is a link to a study published by the  National Academy of Sciences on how plant-based food provides more nutrition per unit of crop land than animal-based “anti-food” : PNAS: The opportunity cost of animal based diets exceeds all food losses.