It has been a while since I’ve logged in here. I’ve been crazy busy for the last several months. I’ve got some hypothetical /philosophical questions for anyone who’s interested in such things. I feel I should preface this question somewhat too. It was born out of the idea that the world is overcrowded with people. It will continue to be more and more difficult to feed everyone and at some point, it seems likely that the task will be impossible. So, the vision is not so much a post apocalyptic world, but more of a universally third world one. If such conditions serve to invert our current dependency on manufactured food items, creating forced agrarian reforms, what role would goats have in the world’s future? Already in current third world nations, chickens and goats are popular choices for the day to day survival of people who live there. I suspect it’s because both these choices are efficient in that they require fewer natural resources than other types of livestock. Is there any empirical evidence to support or reject that theory? Is a goat indeed a good choice for people of limited means? Does anyone raise goats in more urban areas – what are the challenges to such situations? Chickens are once again becoming popular in backyard settings, what are the limitations of goats in such roles? I’d love to hear anyone else’s thoughts on the matter and feel free to brainstorm too.