This statistic is kind of terrifying:

Monbiot points out that only 1% of human land use is attributable to our cities, industries, and infrastructure. Farming occupies 38% of all land on the planet, but of those 38%, only 6% is used to feed people directly. The rest is used by pasture-fed livestock or for crops to feed livestock. He calls this ‘agricultural sprawl’: vast areas of land used to produce small amounts of food.

The rest of the post—about food inequality—is well worth reading.

Rian van der Merwe Elezea // The B-Sides