04 Damage Counter

The processes by which we convert the biotic surface of the earth and make it edible are responsible for almost a third of total greenhouse gas emissions, 75 percent of all deforestation and the vast majority of biodiversity loss. Agriculture uses 70 percent of total freshwater withdrawals and has already degraded half the planet’s soil. At the same time, at least 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every year and one in three people are malnourished. Three quarters of all birds alive as you read this are farmed poultry. The accumulation of chicken bones in landfill sites since 1950 is considered a large enough entry in the fossil record to signal the commencement of the anthropocene.