We seem to be in the jaws of a full frontal assault on animal farming & meat consumption from the vegetarian & save the planet brigade. Apparently ,meat consumption leads to global warming & eventual destruction of the planet. Surely ,there is plenty of arid land in the world that could be irrigated ,even by desalinated water to provide this shortfall in vegetation. It must be within the capabilities of world powers to find a solution which would also make many countries self sufficient in food & less reliant on charitable payments ,at the same time giving them a place on world markets. If ,as we are told ,sea levels are rising due to global warming ,what better way to use that water than by reclaiming some of the world's deserts for food production & reforestation to combat the effects of global warming ?