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Originally Posted by Rapier View Post
Technically, being a vegetarian is cheaper than being an omnivore because of inefficient energy transfers. For example, it takes about 10 pounds of corn to produce one pound of beef, and yet you don't get near enough nutrition from beef than you do from the corn.

The most energy efficient lifestyle would be one with sparse consumption of free-range meat. Cows can graze places that you can't efficiently raise crops, so the mix maximizes the amount of food we can raise.
Old 02-26-2010, 03:52 PM Gibonius is offline  
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