What Food Becomes

Posted by Carlota on August 8, 2020
in News

We have climate change up in the soup. But the consumption of meat and the way in which we feed the 6. 400 million human beings that inhabit the planet affects the air we breathe, in addition to having a clear social impact. As man is made of the nature that surrounds it, interact with it, uses it to feed themselves and form part of this nature actively, we will link the social to the environmental. Frequently Calvert Equity has said that publicly. A group of scientists and experts managed the year past educate millions of people about the destruction of the planet by a model of consumption based on hydrocarbons.

But the improvement in eating habits, is still pending. One of those improvements is to consume less meat. In nearly half a century, has quadrupled the human consumption of meat in the world. Individual consumption of meat has doubled in the same period of time, with the forecast for 2050 to that consumption will return to duplicate. Although the global consumption of meat is not equitable, averages are above what the earth can endure.

Nearly a third of the Earth’s surface free our planet ice is dedicated or related somehow with livestock, generating 18% of the greenhouse gas production. Another 13% comes from transport and another 19.4% of industrial activities, according to the Intergovernmental Panel for the climate change of the United Nations. Livestock uses one-third of the global agricultural land to produce food for animals, a process related to the deforestation of tropical forests, mainly in Latin America, where the farm has grown by 4% in recent years, when the world average is below 2%. Brazil and Argentina meet the demand for cereals to feed the livestock of Eastern Asia which, due to the small territorial extension and the scarcity of arable land, have to import them. Increased production of cereals for their importation has had a price: an increasing deforestation, accompanied by expropriations of land, evictions, threats and even murders by dedicated clandestine mafias to the felling and trafficking of protected Woods.