Keep it equal
It has become apparent from reading Meat A Benign Extravagance that the ratio of energy into an animal in terms of feed is not equivalent to the energy that can be gained through consumption of the animal. As we come to the realization that in our pursuit of sustainability in all aspects of our food system it will require a balancing of energy consumption to production. This balance will never be achieved through the consumption of ordinary livestock. We are going to have to eat lower on the food chain or learn to convert our wastes back into food. I intend to demonstrate this using black soldier flies fed on brewers waste and the waste from a nearby school. These flies larva will become food for my tilapia farm that will create food for aquaponic lettuce production. This will allow a high school to take their waste turn it back into food and give them a salad bar that they do not have. It will also create tilapia that can be sold to start trying to take ownership of the 13,000 lbs. of tilapia imported from China by my state of Iowa each week.