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YES, EATING MEAT AFFECTS THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT COWS ARE NOT KILLING THE CLIMATE

YES, EATING MEAT AFFECTS THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT COWS ARE NOT KILLING THE CLIMATE Advocates urge the public to eat...
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YES, EATING MEAT AFFECTS THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT COWS ARE NOT KILLING THE CLIMATE YES, EATING MEAT AFFECTS THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT COWS ARE NOT KILLING THE CLIMATE Advocates urge the public to eat...

YES, EATING MEAT AFFECTS THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT COWS ARE NOT KILLING THE CLIMATE

Advocates urge the public to eat less meat to save the environment. 
A key claim underlying the associated arguments is that globally, meat production generates more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector.
In this article Frank Mitloehner, Professor of Animal Science and Air Quality Extension Specialist, University of California, Davis sets the record straight on meat and greenhouse gases.

Read the article via The Conversation

Opinion: The latest flip-flop on red meat uses best science in place of best guesses

Opinion: The latest flip-flop on red meat uses best science in place of best guesses The recent 'turnaround' on...
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Opinion: The latest flip-flop on red meat uses best science in place of best guesses Opinion: The latest flip-flop on red meat uses best science in place of best guesses The recent 'turnaround' on...

Opinion: The latest flip-flop on red meat uses best science in place of best guesses

The recent 'turnaround' on advice about read meat consumption made big headlines recently with people questioning how nutrition advice can flip so apparently easily?

This opinion piece in the LA Times by investigative journalist Nina Teicholz outlines the view that some nutrition recommendations have been based on a type of weak science that experts have unfortunately become accustomed to relying upon. The recent papers question that "iffy science".

Read the full opinion piece on the LA Times.

Why we shouldn’t all be vegan

Why we shouldn’t all be vegan After decades in which the number of people choosing to cut out meat from their diet...
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Why we shouldn’t all be vegan Why we shouldn’t all be vegan After decades in which the number of people choosing to cut out meat from their diet...

Why we shouldn’t all be vegan

After decades in which the number of people choosing to cut out meat from their diet has steadily increased, the alarmist and pressure-filled headlines continue to support arguments that the world needs to change the way that it eats.
In this article Martin Cohen, Visiting Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire and Frédéric Leroy, Professor of Food Science and Biotechnology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel take on the question of whether the world should consider going vegan.

Read the article via The Conversation

Cars or livestock: which contribute more to climate change?

Cars or livestock: which contribute more to climate change? What we choose to eat,  how we move around and how...
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Cars or livestock: which contribute more to climate change? Cars or livestock: which contribute more to climate change? What we choose to eat,  how we move around and how...

Cars or livestock: which contribute more to climate change?

What we choose to eat,  how we move around and how these activities contribute to climate change is receiving a lot of media attention. In this context, greenhouse gas emissions from livestock and transport are often compared, but in a flawed way.
In this article Anne Mottet and Henning Steinfeld from the UN FAO outline the pitfalls of simplification when looking at greenhouse gas emissions from livestock.

Read the full article via News Trust

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FEFAC Co-products Brochure

This publication by FEFAC provides information on the European feed industry’s extensive use of co-products. It explains how co-products such as brewers’ grains, sugar beet pulp and wheat bran are generated during food and biofuel production, and outlines their value in compound feed for livestock. The use of co-products is an illustration of European livestock's circular economy, creating economic and environmental benefits for both the original production process and the livestock sector.
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FEFAC Co-products Brochure This publication by FEFAC provides information on the European feed industry’s extensive use of co-products. It explains how co-products such as brewers’ grains, sugar beet pulp and wheat bran are generated during food and biofuel production, and outlines their value in compound feed for livestock. The use of co-products is an illustration of European livestock's circular economy, creating economic and environmental benefits for both the original production process and the livestock sector. feed, animal nutrition, compounds, food

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Cows vs Cars? - Dr. Frank Mitloehner (@GHGGuru) explains how the greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels differ from those produced by livestock.

Dr. Frank Mitloehner (@GHGGuru) explains how the greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels differ from those produced by livestock. The Cows and Climate series aims to explain livestock’s role in the global food system and our environment, focusing on climate change, and promoting collaborative and research-based solutions that can further reduce emissions. Dr. Mitloehner’s participation in the Cows and Climate video series is a part of his research and extension activities at the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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Cows vs Cars? - Dr. Frank Mitloehner (@GHGGuru) explains how the greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels differ from those produced by livestock. Dr. Frank Mitloehner (@GHGGuru) explains how the greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels differ from those produced by livestock. The Cows and Climate series aims to explain livestock’s role in the global food system and our environment, focusing on climate change, and promoting collaborative and research-based solutions that can further reduce emissions. Dr. Mitloehner’s participation in the Cows and Climate video series is a part of his research and extension activities at the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. cows, cattle, meat, livestock, emissions

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Tackling climate change through livestock – A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities.

Gerber, P.J., Steinfeld, H., Henderson, B., Mottet, A., Opio, C., Dijkman, J., Falcucci, A. & Tempio, G. - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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Tackling climate change through livestock – A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities. Dr. Frank Mitloehner (@GHGGuru) explains how the greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels differ from those produced by livestock. The Cows and Climate series aims to explain livestock’s role in the global food system and our environment, focusing on climate change, and promoting collaborative and research-based solutions that can further reduce emissions. Dr. Mitloehner’s participation in the Cows and Climate video series is a part of his research and extension activities at the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Is vegetarianism healthy for children?

Scientific paper by Nathan Cofnas

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Is vegetarianism healthy for children? Dr. Frank Mitloehner (@GHGGuru) explains how the greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels differ from those produced by livestock. The Cows and Climate series aims to explain livestock’s role in the global food system and our environment, focusing on climate change, and promoting collaborative and research-based solutions that can further reduce emissions. Dr. Mitloehner’s participation in the Cows and Climate video series is a part of his research and extension activities at the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Should dietary guidelines recommend low red meat intake?

Scientific review by Frédéric Leroy & Nathan Cofnas

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Should dietary guidelines recommend low red meat intake? Dr. Frank Mitloehner (@GHGGuru) explains how the greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels differ from those produced by livestock. The Cows and Climate series aims to explain livestock’s role in the global food system and our environment, focusing on climate change, and promoting collaborative and research-based solutions that can further reduce emissions. Dr. Mitloehner’s participation in the Cows and Climate video series is a part of his research and extension activities at the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. meat, food, diet

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