Dear Members of the Scottish Parliament,
Below you shall find information with regard to a global agenda mandated with changing dietary habits from meat consumption to plant based diets, this agenda for dietary change has greatly increased pace from 2020, made under the auspices of the UN, WHO, USDA , many other nations states, international institutions and international corporations, the changes are based upon evidence that livestock farming has a very negative impact upon the environment and a detrimental effect on human health and no real welfare or compassion for livestock animals, allied with the recent advances in quantum computing, as we know , all our materials, everything we can feel and touch that are constructed from atoms, molecules etc, now using quantum computing can be reproduced at literally zero cost and perhaps ad infinitum, the USA lead on this and already have patents pending for the production of water and food using quantum computing, now in germany they are designing finger sized electric batteries to fuel autos, the list of probable's are endless using quantum computing and this is only the seed level of quantum, following scientific advancement in February 2022 , the UK government in March 2022 released information on their website about quantum computing, many nation states, including the USA are thinking quantum about food and water production.
Tremendous transformational change is on the horizon and shall be in our reality 2030-2050, so now is the time for Scotland to start thinking about a change in diet away from meat and to plant based and the transition for the Scottish farming industry away from meat to sustainable plant-based alternatives and for Scotland to develop more quantum research and allied industry, whereby we shall have some control over Scotland's future food, fuel and water production, as opposed to totally relying upon other nation states for material supply via patents, the Scottish Parliament must create a cross party committee to research the content in this letter fully to discover the opportunties on the transformational frontier, the committee should also consider passing a bill to ban meat in Scotland, Scotland has a fantastic opportunity to be at the forefront of these transformation changes which are wholly invevitable.
A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, says a 2010 report from United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) international panel of sustainable resource management. UN report 2010: “Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth increasing consumption of animal products. Professor Edgar Hertwich, the lead author of the 2010 report, said: “Animal products cause more damage than [producing] construction minerals such as sand or cement, plastics or metals. Biomass and crops for animals are as damaging as [burning] fossil fuels.” Dr Rajendra Pachauri, previous chair (2002-2015) of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has also urged people to observe meat-free days weekly to curb carbon emissions. The panel of experts ranked products, resources, economic activities and transport according to their environmental impacts. Agriculture was on a par with fossil fuel consumption because both rise rapidly with increased economic growth, they said. Both energy and agriculture need to be “decoupled” from economic growth because environmental impacts rise roughly 80% with a doubling of income, the UN 2010 report found. Achim Steiner, the past (2006 --2016) UN under-secretary general and executive director of the UNEP, said: “Decoupling growth from environmental degradation is the number one challenge facing governments in a world of rising numbers of people, rising consumption demands and the persistent challenge of poverty alleviation.”
The 2010 UN report cites the following pressures on the environment as priorities for governments around the world: climate change, habitat change, wasteful use of nitrogen and phosphorus in fertilizers, over-exploitation of fisheries, forests and other resources, invasive species, unsafe drinking water and sanitation, lead exposure, urban air pollution and occupational exposure to particulate matter. Agriculture, particularly meat and dairy products, accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of the total land use and 19% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, says the 2010 report. The 2019 UN special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the first comprehensive look at how land influences climate change, and vice versa. The findings: Land use — specifically how we grow, get and eat our food — is a major driver of climate change. “The food system as a whole, which includes food production and processing, transport, retail consumption, loss and waste is currently responsible for up to a third of our global greenhouse gas emission,” said IPCC Co-Chair Eduardo Calvo Buendía. These practices warm the planet and harm our global food supply, causing cascading effects — decreased biodiversity, damaged ecosystems, degraded forests and lands — across the planet. A hotter world is primed for more droughts, wildfires, insect outbreaks and extreme weather events, making it harder to grow the food needed to sustain a growing population, one that’s expected to hit 10 billion people by 2050. “Balanced diets, featuring plant-based foods, such as those based on coarse grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and animal-sourced food produced in resilient, sustainable and low-[greenhouse gas] emission systems, present major opportunities for adaptation and mitigation while generating significant co-benefits in terms of human health,” the 2019 UN report said. Animal agriculture puts a lot of stress on the environment, using many natural resources and producing large amounts of methane, an extremely potent greenhouse gas.
The 2019 U.N. report stated that “a shift toward plant-based diets” is one of the most significant ways to reduce greenhouse gases from the agriculture sector. Our climate crisis is growing each day, as the 2019 UN report explained, by acting across sectors, we can curb climate change while seizing the benefits of sustainable development, like bolstered economies, reduced inequality and better health.
https://www.ipcc.ch/srccl web link to 2019 UN report
As of November 2019, 32 countries have formally recognized non-human animal sentience. These are: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It has been proposed that the United Nations (UN) pass the first resolution recognizing animal rights, the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare, which acknowledges the importance of the sentience of animals and human responsibilities towards them.
For example, in the United Kingdom The Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill is legislation proposed by the Government of the United Kingdom at the 2021 opening of the UK Parliament
"The Second Domestication of Plants and Animals, the Disruption of the Cow, and the Collapse of Industrial Livestock Farming"'
By 2030, demand for cow products will have fallen by 70%. Before we reach this point, the U.S. cattle industry will be effectively bankrupt. By 2035, demand for cow products will have shrunk by 80% to 90%. Other livestock markets such as chicken, pig, and fish will follow a similar trajectory.” The building blocks of the new production system will be the bit (and later qubit), photon, electron, molecule, and DNA (or gene). These building blocks are available and plentiful everywhere and can be recombined in infinite ways to create new products and services at essentially zero cost. Information technology will dominate the system of production, but information needs to be embodied in matter and energy.
The findings in the report are similar to the findings and conclusions in the aforementioned UN reports, livestock farming is counterproductive to the advancement of our societies and for animal welfare, this report also gives an insight in food production
Advances in quantum science and computing have the potential to revolutionize the way we live. Quantum computers hold promise for solving problems that seem intractable today.
2022 information embodied in matter and energy, "We're working to change the atomic structure through synthetic chemistry and then learning how those changes modify the physics of the qubit," said Leah Weiss, a University of Chicago postdoctoral researcher and study co-author. A molecular qubit's information is stored in its spin, a property of atomic-level materials. Scientists engineer the spin by adjusting -- tuning -- the arrangement of the molecule's electrons, its electronic structure. The information enters the qubit as particles of light, or photons, and is encoded in the qubit's spin. The spin-encoded information is then translated again into photons, to be read out. The qubit is the quantum equivalent of a computing bit., physically, it may take any of several forms, such as a specially prepared atom inside a crystal, it can also be a lab-made molecule, molecules that form a pyramid structure.
As mentioned in the science daily news release, lecturer Dr Bayliss from Glasgow University was part of the US quantum engineering research team, Lecturer in Quantum Engineering (Electronic & Nanoscale Engineering) Telephone: 0141 330 5043 Email: Sam.Bayliss@glasgow.ac.uk The cost of fully sequencing the first human genome was $1bn in 2000 and took 13 years using supercomputers. Today, it takes just a few days and costs about $1,000 using the latest supercomputer, the quantum computer a few seconds and less.
UK government "It takes two to entangle – A tea-time diversion through Quantum Physics" , Published 23 March 2022
NHS doctors in Scotland. "Doctors call on NHS to ban meat from hospitals All-vegan menu ‘will save money and improve health"
We look forward to your feedback with regard to the creation of a Scottish Parliament committee or sub committee to fully research the content of this letter and to explore the effect on Scottish farming with the expected total decline in all meat industry and to discover development opportunties in the quantum computing and alternative food spheres.
Topic(s) Health - Animal Welfare - Environment - Education - Agriculture