More thoughts on a world with animal rights

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More thoughts on a world with animal rights

I’m thinking about farmland this time – the wonderfully fertile soil where we now grow tons and tons of corn and soy and not much else.

Currently, most of the corn and soy grown in North America (Canada and the US are virtually identical in this case) feeds animals raised for food. In Canada I’ve heard that about 70% of the grain grown feeds livestock. Soy is probably similar.

Cornfield

Cornfield

If we were not feeding all of this corn and soy to animals, if we were not using these thousands and thousands of acres to grow this two crops, we could be growing a wonderful variety of vegetables, grains, and legumes to feed humans.

Imagine driving through the midwest United States and instead of seeing miles and miles of corn, you see peas and beans and squash, lettuce, kale, tomatoes, potatoes, chickpeas, and any number of other edible plants. Think of the colours and variety.

Think of how healthy we could all be with the amazing variety of foods we are capable of growing.


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