An Open Letter: buy back the grain! - June 16, 2008 - Uncategorized

Dear Australians In the near future we may be called on to step up to a challenge – and we should answer well and quickly when that time comes. Australia is forecast to produce around 20% of the world’s grain in 2008. Usually we would feed 60% or so of that grain to animals, and […]

Food Crisis, Biofuel and 60 Billion Animals - June 9, 2008 - Uncategorized

OK, I’m going to open this blog with something close to my heart… food. In this blog I want to ask questions as much as suggest answers… but I’m going to start with the latter. Problem=food wastage + unequal distribution. Solution= plant-based vegetarian foods + international cooperation. Not growing more food.

Biofuel, Livestock, Feed Conversion and Global Food Security. - June 8, 2008 - Uncategorized

A quick analysis of the FAO figures for expected cereal production and use in 2007/2008 reveals that much more food is wasted in feeding livestock than used in biofuel production. The global cereal output in 2008 will be around 2126 million tones (mt). Of this, it is expected that 1006mt will be eaten directly as […]