Yeah Lana del Rey just released a new song and I love it, then I look at the lyrics and she talks about wearing leather. She's a vegetarian! Her sister is vegan! It's just like...ok....leather is so ingrained into the fashion culture that apparently some people don't even think about it.This is a step in the right direction, but what about leather? Leather is skin with the fur removed. Hopefully someday they're ban meat as well.
Probably going far off topic but ....As for meat, I am all for raising prices and taxing meat. We could easily do that if we closed down factory farms. If factory farming were against the law, meat would naturally become outrageously expensive due to the smaller amount produced.
That is horrible! I had no idea farmers were paid to spill milk or kill cows if they produced too much milk. That's so sick. What an insane world we live in.Probably going far off topic but ....
Something that might be possible. Eliminate farm subsidies. Not sure about Canada but in the USA and the UK a combination of subsidies, and fill in the blank * , keep prices of meat and milk artificially low.
Various Universtiy economists have tried to predict the "real cost" of milk and meat. From where I sit it doesn't seem like it would be so hard to do, but it must be harder than it looks because they rarely agree. I've seen projections for milk as low as $6/gal and as high as $16. And then some of the economists won't venture a guess. They say that the entire farm economy would collapse without subsidies.
And what if we added external costs to the milk and meat. Like the cost of pollution, health care, and climate change. That milk is going to end up costing $250/gal.
Then there is New Zealand. NZ is a special case. They have more cows and sheep than people. Most of their meat and milk are exported. but they did away with subsidies. Lots of initial upheavals but now they are fine. Not sure where their milk goes but some of their beef ends up here.
Here in the US, ending subsidies would probably cause all the small family-owned farms to go out of business. and just leave us with the big corporations. Also not good.
But I'm all for decreasing subsidies. Maybe according to a plan. As a nonmilk drinker, I just see it being unfair to use MY tax dollars to pay for cheaper milk.
* senior moment. I can't think of the word. It's like a quota. When a farmer produces more milk than he is allowed he either has to pay a penalty or spill out the milk. It creates less supply so keeps the price up. In the UK and USA, during good years farmer is either paid to spill out their milk or kill their cows.
Not surplus but that is a good guess. This is terrible. I still can't think of the word. Control or limit now come to mind. but i thought there was a more specific word.I think the word might be "surplus" if I were to hazard a guess.