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](https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-us-land-use/). 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](http://bob.ryskamp.org/brain/dystopia-and-its-discontents/).

Found via the excellent [Information is Beautiful awards for 2018](https://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/showcase/3257-here-s-how-america-uses-its-land).