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The Heat’s on Meat

This article is not about everyone going vegan (although those who do take that route, for whatever reason, have my thanks). Rather, it’s about finding a balance between how much meat we eat, and the resources needed to produce it, because the cost of meeting a growing demand for meat, and the cost to animals and the environment, make it a practice that is unsustainable.

Twelve thousand years ago, the first agricultural revolution changed the way we live, when we gave up our nomadic life in search of food, and settled in one place where we could grow crops and raise livestock.

Things progressed slowly until Europe began colonisation. By using more land on distant shores to grow food, prices in Europe could

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