Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I don't think anyone's suggesting doing without animals - just that the industrial farming of animals is totally unsustainable. Animal farming used to be done by grazing on marginal land or, as you point out, by using marginal products as feed, as opposed to using prime land to intensively produce cattle feed.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 16th, 2008 at 06:19:40 PM EST
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