FANDOM


ArgumentsEdit

  1. For every calorie of fossil fuel input, we get back from meat products, at best, only one quarter of a calorie of food energy. A broiler hen returns 0.07 calories. Feedlot beef returns only 0.03 calories. In contrast, for every calorie of fossil fuel input in the energy intensive US plant foods (beans, grains and vegetables) return from 1.25 to 2.5 food calories. Roughly 40-80 times more than feedlot beef. Less developed countries return higher amounts. Up to 80 food calories of plant origin for every calorie of fossil fuel input.
  2. It takes 50 times as much energy from fossil fuels to supply a meat based diet as compared to a meat-free one.

ObjectionsEdit

Nil


References for the ArgumentsEdit

  1. Old Mcdonalds Factory Farm, pp139
  2. Diet for a New America - John Robbins

References for the ObjectionsEdit

Examples and AnecdotesEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.