Not just cows die when one eats plenty of meat
It is known that cows eat seven times more protein in their lifetime than can be harvested from them as meat. What a waste in a world where 10%, 800,000,000 out of 8,000,000,000 people, every day is starving.
That was the reason I stopped eating meat, already 50 years ago.
There were more reasons but I didn’t know them well then. The rainforest, the world’s lungs, is being replaced by grasslands to feed cows! Farmers are forced to let profitability go above animal well-being. Flatulation from animals is heating up the earth threatening human survival. And more.
But now, it got even worse.
Emergency Ukraine Wheat Went to Rich Countries’ Cows
Watch the above clip – switch on the English subtitles
The war inflicted on Ukraine, the world’s prime wheat producer, is making our staple of food even rarer and more expensive. World leaders agreed to let relatively more go to countries with starvation. Not true. The grain they need does not even go to people in the West—it goes to feed their cows.
Become an activist and eat less meat. Also, when you’re not such a lefty.
There’s Something Rotten in Global Journalistic Coverage
One of the main things that maintain and worsen global hunger is not just that nature, geography, politics, and economics are unfair. Overall press coverage is absolutely inhumane. What do I mean by that?
When a coastal community or 5 in the USA gets drenched by a tropical storm, most people are insured, and all citizens get timely warnings and may go to safe shelters in time. National and global news can’t get enough of reporting predictions, real-time impact, and results of the upheaval.
But when a tropical storm flooded one-third (!) of Pakistan, who cares?
The Ukraine War’s upcoming deadly hunger wave in some of the Middle East and Africa is ignored too. Hundreds of millions of lives are at stake! But hardly a peep about it on the internet. But many reports about food prices rising on a ‘global’ scale and for Western countries: luxury problems. The above Dutch quality report was the only one I found about emergency wheat going to rich people and their cows, and not to people who starve.