The Great Pause Week 59: Joys of Soy

Albert Bates
The Shadow
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8 min readMay 2, 2021

Demand for soy in the EU uses 6 million square miles. 5.2 million of that is in South America.

Fifty-nine weeks ago I crossed the border from Belize and decided to make my stand in a small Mexican village with dirt streets and thatched roofs. I had been coming here to write for more than ten years and I knew that it would likely be well-insulated from the rest of the world as the pandemic raged. That…

Albert Bates
The Shadow

Emergency Planetary Technician and Climate Science Wonk — using naturopathic remedies to recover the Holocene without geoengineering or ponzinomics.