Our bovine masters

The old joke goes that aliens might think dogs rule Earth because humans pick up after them. That might need to be modified with the news that the United States uses 41% of its land area to raise and feed cattle. That’s by far the biggest land use in America, and it’s used so that we can eat cows and drink their milk. All the other food we eat directly requires just a tenth of that; 4% of our land.

Goes with the theme from earlier this week on how we have the resources to thrive, but don’t yet use them appropriately.

Found via the excellent Information is Beautiful awards for 2018.