by Max Barry

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Region: Wintreath

French Albania wrote:Environment schmenvironment; its about trophic levels. Why would I spend 10x the calories feeding a cow when I can just feed that grain to people and call it a day, assuming that farmland was at a serious premium?
Importing meat for the nobility is fine, that's not strategic anymore that's just luxury, but if the peasantry is to live in the density necessary for our continued economic growth and in numbers sufficient for the military security of the state, then we can't very well waste calories on giving them steaks for every meal, can we?
Don't mention vat-grown meat to them. Meat is for their betters.

But you need protein if you want to get decent soldiers. Oh who am I kidding? Catholics can't fight anyway.