Omnivores Save the World
According to an analysis, veganism is the worst diet for the planet with lacto-vegetarian and omnivore diets being the best:
If modern agriculture in the U.S. were adjusted to the vegan diet, according to the study in Elementa, we’d be able to feed 735 million people—and that’s from a purely land-use perspective. Compare that to the dairy-friendly vegetarian diet, which could feed 807 million people. Even partially omnivorous diets rank above veganism in terms of sustainability; incorporating about 20 to 40% meat in your diet is actually better for the long-term course of humanity than being completely meat-free.
–PBS NOVA Next
Their reasoning is what I’ve been saying for years. We can raise pastured livestock on land that is not suitable to tillage and machine working crops. There is another factor which is the synergy between animal and plant agriculture that together they are more productive than either apart. It’s a system. Nature includes meat in the food web and we are part of nature. It will benefit people, society and the planet ecosystem if people recognize this.
I have also observed that the wildlife does better where there is diverse agriculture. This is because most wildlife does best in a patchwork ecology rather than in a monoculture. Deep mature forests are low in biodiversity and reduce their rate of carbon dioxide sequestering. In fact, the maximum sequestering of CO2 comes from well grazed diverse pastured systems.
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