Beef

If we grow more organic arable crops as an alternative to beef, we will be able to feed more people and cause far less destruction and pollution.

We have a great opportunity, as we come out of the pandemic, to transition to sustainable businesses and agriculture. If we grow organic arable crops as an alternative to beef, we will be able to feed far more people and cause far less destruction and pollution, while using less resources. So we will save on energy, land, water and feed.

For example, it takes 2,400 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef, while producing one pound of tofu requires 244 gallons of water, and 1lb of vegetables takes 39 gallons.

The saving in resources will be so great that we will be even be able to re-wild land.

Here are two articles which explain the situation briefly, from The Guardian and from Greenpeace.

Restoring degraded land, re-wilding land, planting trees and investing in sustainable agriculture and businesses will lead to a strong recovery and less unemployment.

Equally important, we need to use our vote to lobby Governments to transition away from destructive businesses and agriculture, and towards sustainable businesses and agriculture, using laws, incentives (such as grants) and disincentives (such as taxes).

Peace, justice and the preservation of creation are three absolutely interconnected themes.

Laudato Si, paragraph 92

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