The purpose of the text written by Matthew Zampa was to show a major problem related to agriculture. As of right now, not only in Canada but also all over the world, the goal of agriculture is not to feed people, but to make money. Therefore, companies produce as much as they can to sell as much as they can. To do this, a lot of food, water and land goes to growing livestock, which is detrimental to the environment. According to the author, livestock produces methane which is very harmful to the atmosphere. Livestock industry is responsible for at least 37% of all GHG emissions. The author continues by saying that if there are no changes to our behavior regarding this issue, global warming will only increase. We must all reduce our meat consumption since it is currently way to high: the average American currently eats the equivalent of 800 hamburgers in meat every year.
This issue is also something that touches me because there are so many solutions that I do not understand why it is still a massive issue. If everyone reduced their meat consumption by only 20% it would already have a great impact on the planet. 20% is not a lot, considering everyone who is already vegetarian or vegan. However, I also think that action must be taken from the companies who own the means of production. If they do not stop producing as much livestock as they do right now, we will not be able to move forward a healthier agriculture.