|Re: ...more land for food production||uleko||::||2011-02-16 5:14|
|Thank you Peter for an interesting discussion subject. I certainly agree about a cut-down on meat consumption and we certainly consume too much dairy produce in Sweden. But if the poor of this world are going to have their portion of meat too, which they certainly deserve, it may not help however much we cut down. There are too many other factors to take into account in our complicated world.
Having been active in nature conservancy and environmental issues for years I think I’ve ended up rather disillusioned. As the rainforest is being cut down and there are other global issues on the agenda, our home environment is often forgotten. Sweden is very proud of its economic progress at the moment but at the same time more money means more exploitation. The slogan of our municipality is 'The Spirit of Food' and in this fertile and in many ways unique part of Sweden, nature is rapidly giving way to large agricultural businesses and around where we live the pine forest is now being rapidly cleared to give way to hundreds of new houses and new industrial estates! In exchange for this exploitation we’re likely to get a couple of isolated new Nature Reserves or ‘recreation areas’ as they tend to call them these days!
Remember the song? – Where have all the flowers gone …. Long time passing…… At that time we had the chance to react and reverse to a new life-style but now?
Sorry about this negative note but nevertheless, I try to keep on smiling and enjoy what is left!
Best regards, Ulla
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