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From: Daisy (66-137-66-82.mhmcpa.com -66.137.66.82)
Subject: Re: veganism & world hunger...Question
Date: August 26, 2006 at 5:26 pm PST

In Reply to: veganism & world hunger...Question posted by rawknfrank on May 30, 2006 at 8:59 am:

It's a myth. Simply put, there's plenty of food raised in the world to feed everyone and their livestock.

"Myth 1
Not Enough Food to Go Around

Reality: Abundance, not scarcity, best describes the world's food supply. Enough wheat, rice and other grains are produced to provide every human being with 3,500 calories a day. That doesn't even count many other commonly eaten foods - vegetables, beans, nuts, root crops, fruits, grass-fed meats, and fish. Enough food is available to provide at least 4.3 pounds of food per person a day worldwide: two and half pounds of grain, beans and nuts, about a pound of fruits and vegetables, and nearly another pound of meat, milk and eggs-enough to make most people fat! The problem is that many people are too poor to buy readily available food. Even most "hungry countries" have enough food for all their people right now. Many are net exporters of food and other agricultural products."

http://www.foodfirst.org/pubs/backgrdrs/1998/s98v5n3.html





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