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In overpopulated countries is eating steak an inefficient way to use food energy?

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2014-01-16 10:01:47

Yes.

To get a steak you have to spend a lot of energy on growing

plants as food for the animal that will become the steak. And

animals aren't that good at turning plants into meat, so you have

to feed them a lot more than they produce.

If you grow plants to feed to people directly instead, bypassing

the animal, the same amount of plants will feed a lot more people

than the animal did.


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