Infographic of the Week

Human crops everywhere blueI’m excited to be talking at two #scicomm events this month – the Pint of Science global festival (I’ll be presenting from the White Bear in Bristol tonight – May 15th) and at the Cheltenham Science Festival on June 6th. One of my major themes will be the inconvenient truth that we cannot grow avocados, soy beans or corn on every acre to feed a wholly vegan population – vast areas of the world (from the Welsh hillsides above to the African rural roadside pictured below) will not support human food crop production but can provide grazing for cattle, sheep and goats. Come along if you’re free!

African farmland

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