‘Pound of Grain’ is a powerful anthem by Tymon Dogg challenging the use of so much of earth’s resources to grow grain in order – not to feed humans – but to feed livestock in order to fatten up their cow flesh or sheep flesh or chicken flesh for humans to eat.
As a result, the richer nations eat more meat and no grains are available for the basic staple diet of the poor in the developing world. The starving can’t afford grain because it is so much in demand by farmers (in the developed and developing world) feeding their meat-producing beings ( enslaved animals) to provide steak, burgers, chops etc.
In this song, Tymon Dogg challenges this paradigm and suggests maybe we should feed the starving and stop animals becoming a meat-producing commodity.
With lines from Leonardo da Vinci and Joe Strummer, this Tymon Dogg song – illustrated in the link below by no-holds-barred graphic artist Claire Palmer – challenges this short-sighted and selfish approach to the use of earth’s very limited resources and our attitude to the loving, passive and trustful animals with whom we share this planet.
Hear the song and watch the video here