Wednesday, November 10, 2010

R We Content(4)?

"...animal agriculture, which uses 756 million tons of grain and corn per year, much more than enough to adequately feed the 1.4 billion humans who are living in dire poverty?"
-Jonathan Safran Foer, in Eating Animals (taken from Christianity Today's Recent Article on eating)

So the food we use in keeping our meat supply fed (with sub-standard nutrients I might add and we would be much better served to keep our animals, such as chicken not in confined spaces eating the world's grain and corn, but in free range areas eating grass and bugs) is more than enough to feed the 1.4 billion people living in poverty around the world. Perhaps we should buy local which means that potentially our meat supply would be fed the way God designed it (not in confinement, but free range), and would be better for our bodies, and would not take from the poor around the world...? It would mean a change in our ways of "have it fast, have it now, have it all in one location..." The Davidson's are thinking through this one...