Using land that could be used to feed people to feed animals is a terrible waste, but for today’s modern breeds it is absolutely essential.
Time was when veal calves were kept in the dark. These days, it may be the shoppers who have helped to solve the problem of surplus male dairy calves.
Antibiotic resistance is one consequence of feeding animals large amounts of antibiotics — about three times the amount given to people in the US. Why is it so hard to regulate the use of antibiotics in agriculture, and how else might we tackle the problem?