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Response to veganlush (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:04 PM

39. We have screwed up the cycle.

To grow enough vegetables, to support human life on this planet, takes a lot of input. This input is a return, to the soil, of nutrients and fertilizers.

The most natural system replaces these things through the waste of the creatures who consume the plant life. To do away with the natural system you have to create a synthetic system. This requires MASSIVE amounts of dangerous and destructive chemicals, many of which are petroleum based.

The largely abandoned model, of natural grass fed livestock's (grass being a plant source easily grown on marginal land and unsuitable for human consumption) waste returned to agricultural land as a fertilizer, is the most responsible method of food production. The animals are treated ethically and allowed to behave in a natural manner, the cycle of nutrients is preserved and there is little, non sustainable, energy lost.

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