12 Feb '12, 4am

Green Economy: Sustainable Agriculture Includes All of Us #WED2012 via @eatdrink_better

Green Economy: Sustainable Agriculture Includes All of Us #WED2012 via @eatdrink_better

“That’s just the way things are.” This adage is a common defense to help people deal with things that seem too far out of reach. Consequently, “green” issues inspire responses such as, “I recycle.” Or, “We compost.” An oft forgotten but important environmental issue, however, is the impact of animal agriculture on our food security, our water, our land…and our health. The current food production system is an extremely resource intensive one, where millions of animals are slaughtered to keep up the high demand of cheap meat. The industry is a slave to this demand, relying on traditional economies of scale and forgoing proper oversight. This results in meat contamination, manure runoff and inhumane slaughter, not to mention environmental destruction. Did you know ”meat, egg, and milk production are responsible for an estimated 18%, or nearly one-fifth, of human-induced green...

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