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Is eating plants more efficient than animals?


Energy is delivered directly from the sun to plants and we consume them. Animals eat plants and transfer it to their bodies, then we consume energy from the sun secondhand. Isn't plant consumption logically more efficient than animal consumption to get energy?

 

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    Ian (maunderingcabal) 2 years ago

    You are right that meat provides more calories per ounce, but how many plants did they need to eat to get there? Isn't energy wasted in the process from plant to meat to human consumption?


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