I found an article about a “Beef Bio-Diesel” Powered Train on mashable. I don’t think the economics really work. How many cows does it take to power the train? I assume this business model is fine, if we are using diesel trains anyways, and we can simply modify the trains to use less crude oil.
At which point does the meat become the by-product of bio-diesel though?
This brings me to another post published on ecouterre by Galahad Clark, the owner and director of Terra Plana. He talks about the fashion industry driving the cattle industry. Again, is meat the by-product of shoes and fashion?
I obviously am not an expert on this issue, but I encourage everyone to think about how everything ties in together.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you have any facts on this issue? Leave me a comment.