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Reducing GHGs While Balancing Meat Demand

  • 15 Apr 09:59

Reducing GHGs While Balancing Meat Demand Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. However,a new international study in ACS'Environmental Science & Technologyevaluates several strategies that could reduce these environmental effects. European Union meat production grew almost 16 percent between 1990 and 2016, while consumption rose 13 percent, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. This growth has placed a burden on the environment, because meat production results in more greenhouse gas. Read more...

FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development

  • 1 Nov 09:36

FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries — but also says that changes in policies and practices are needed in order to optimize those contributions. According toWorld Livestock: Transforming the livestock sector through the Sustainable Development Goals, the debate around livestock production has so far been largely focused on how the sector can produce more to satisfy surging demand for animal products and feed a growing global population while at the same time reducing its environmental footprint. While. Read more...