Livestock’s Long Shadow and Green House Gases

In 2006, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released a report titled Livestock's Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options. The report aimed to assess the total environmental impact of global livestock and determined this sector of agriculture is among the world's top contributors to negative environmental impacts, including Green House Gases (GHG). Following … Continue reading Livestock’s Long Shadow and Green House Gases

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Measuring Livestock Contributions To Greenhouse Gas Emissions

During recent years, activists have taken to placing blame for increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on livestock farming. Claims are that beef and dairy cattle, swine and poultry are greater contributors to increasing GHG levels than transportation. A frequently cited source of these claims are documentary projects like Cowspiracy and Food Inc. As we approach the … Continue reading Measuring Livestock Contributions To Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Does removing beef from the diet improve health and environmental sustainability?

Last week, you may have seen the news creeping across your social media feeds that Virgin mogul and billionaire, Sir Richard Branson, announced he had given up consuming beef in the name of a healthier lifestyle and planet. I say kudos to him! We should all be striving to do more to reduce our environmental impact, try … Continue reading Does removing beef from the diet improve health and environmental sustainability?