[ExI] Paleo diet and sustainability
sparge at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 12:44:06 UTC 2011
On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
> Wait a second. To raise cattle takes a lot of agriculture to grow enough
> vegetable matter to feed the cattle.
Not true. Cattle and other ruminants require no agriculture, just wild
forage. The vast herds of buffalo that used to live in North America,
for example, weren't supported by agriculture. I can raise half a
dozen cattle on my 10 acres of pasture with no agriculture whatsoever.
> The amount of land needed for that is
> roughly 17 times as large as that needed for just growing human consumable
> vegetable matter on the same land.
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