Tom Schmitz Posted over 1 year ago How attached are you to your deeply held beliefs? If solutions to global problems challenge your worldview, how do you react? Lauren, I always understood that it's an undeniable fact that, in general, producing protein on the hoof is more costly in terms of resources than producing it via plants. If that's true it stands on it's head the argument that there's not enough land to feed people on a plant-based diet -- I didn't actually get that from his talk. I got that in certain places that would be the case...but, not in general. Of course, many resources ...like the cost of land being depleted...aren't priced properly, if at all. Trade-offs apply everywhere...so, is the trade-off of reducing desertification against expending more of other resources...like water...a good one...a bad one....or a false one... - it probably depends upon the place and its characteristics.. -- one size doesn't fit all I suppose. All very thought-provoking.