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Old 06-15-2009, 02:21 AM   #88
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Originally Posted by Jae Onasi View Post
I do know it's not nearly as efficient a use of calories as feeding people the grain directly.
For sure:

If we're the primary consumer, we can use about 10% of the grain's energy for our own body's processes.

If we're a secondary consumer (ie cow eats grain, we eat cow) then we only get 10% of the cow's energy. That's only 1% of the grain's energy potential.

So yes, it's 10x more efficient to feed people grain.


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