You are getting lost in weeds. This is not about evolution. This is about food production. There is a lot of protein and other nutrients in plants but as Sim stated, it takes a ruminant to convert the cellulose and other compounds to a more bioavailable form. BUT, that comes with a price tag!!!!!Brookhill Angus wrote: ↑Wed May 08, 2019 8:13 pm
It’s a safe bet to say that Ron is smarter than I am. I know about the benefits of spinach because I watched a lot of Popeye. In addition to spinach, wheatgrass shots are high up there on the bang for buck scale.
My question is this, for those that believe in evolution, wasn’t it meat and cooking that got us to the place we are today instead of hanging from trees?
Watch a few episodes of Naked and Afraid to understand the importance of meat. It’s fun to watch them lose 40 pounds in a month eating a worm and a a few shavings of coconut per day. They go batsh.t crazy for a hamburger when they are finally picked up by the crew.
The cost to produce beef will only increase. A vast majority of Kentucky cattle producers do not raise cattle to make their living. They do it for the lifestyle. In my area, I am starting to see that trend change. Some are tired of the hard work, worry and weather for only a lifestyle. The cattle producers who stay with it are going to command a higher price for their beef. It becomes simple economics.
If you stop at that service station in Flemingsburg across from McDonald's, you can watch customers going in and buying hotdogs (processed food) that has been on a spit for 3 days. There are companies that are working on making a much more wholesome high protein food. Calling it fake meat is like calling those processed hotdogs fake meat. "Synthesized meat" is food! And it can be made more wholesome than processed hotdogs, cheap sausages, canned meats, and other processed meats that have Artificial flavor, tons of salt, and sugar added to make it taste good. Only to fill your arteries with sludge. You keep talking about rib steak and prime rib. Those families in your county that buy hotdogs at that store never eat a steak!
Beef might be around in 50 years and it might not. But in 20 years, beef will not compete with other food sources. It is economics. It comes down to this:
Cattle husbandry for the purpose of food production is too expensive.
Production of beef to satisfy the person who wants and can afford a rib Steak leaves a huge market for a cheaper high protein food that will fill the void when beef is too expensive.