Petroleum-powered cow

This is the back cover image I did for Geez 8, the food issue. The concept came from this article by Michael Pollan. He says, "We have succeeded in industrializing the beef calf, transforming what was once a solar-powered ruminant into the very last thing we need: another fossil-fuel machine." Feeding a cow corn grown with petroleum-based fertilizers uses 284 gallons of oil in its 18-month life.

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