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Let me explain the system to you: grass is pretty and it's green; cows, sheep, and horses eat the pretty, green grass. Generally speaking, we then eat the cows and sheep, and on the rare occasion, the horses.

Now, it might seem more efficient to simply bypass the cow and sheep, and go straight to eating the grass. The problem is as far as I can tell every culture who went to eating the grass was wiped out by the cultures who continued to eat grass-eaters.

Relayed by America's 1st Sgt. over at Castra Praetoria

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Edward zei

Back in the Fifties the British Green Crop Driers Association funded some research into extracting protein directly from grass for use as a supplement in human diets. Austerity and food rationing in Britain lasted until about 1953 and other parts of the world were suffering from lack of protein. I remember eating some savoury biscuits supplemented with the stuff: they were quite nice. This must have been about 1957/58.

A little earlier, another company tried to do the same thing with yeast from the fermentation of molasses to supplement diets in Caribbean countries where diets were protein deficient. But people did not want to eat the stuff. They would sooner eat chicken or steak and the rising efficiency of agricultural production soon made that possible.

DP111 zei

The problem is as far as I can tell every culture who went to eating the grass was wiped out by the cultures who continued to eat grass-eaters.

And in some, the grass eating cultures were literally eaten.

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