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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.

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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...
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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.

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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...
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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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The role of ruminants on climate change mitigation.

This infographic video has been produced as part of the BC3 contribution to COP25 in Madrid (5th December 2019) and under the H2020 project iSAGE. Different arguments are shown regarding the differences between emissions from biogenic methane from ruminants and fossil fuel CO2, differences in production systems and the uncertainties regarding N2O emissions and the baseline of reference to compare emissions from ruminants compared with other activities. The video idea and script have been developed by Agustin del Prado (BC3) and Pablo Manzano (University Of Helsinki), animated and produced by Yelena Grigorenko and voice over by Bosco Lliso (BC3).
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The role of ruminants on climate change mitigation. This infographic video has been produced as part of the BC3 contribution to COP25 in Madrid (5th December 2019) and under the H2020 project iSAGE. Different arguments are shown regarding the differences between emissions from biogenic methane from ruminants and fossil fuel CO2, differences in production systems and the uncertainties regarding N2O emissions and the baseline of reference to compare emissions from ruminants compared with other activities. The video idea and script have been developed by Agustin del Prado (BC3) and Pablo Manzano (University Of Helsinki), animated and produced by Yelena Grigorenko and voice over by Bosco Lliso (BC3). farming, cows, livestock, methane, GHG, emissions, agriculture

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

A voice for the farmers

We’ve been talking to some farmers, asking them what they think about peoples’ perceptions on livestock farming. In this video, Alexis Pugliese, a pig farmer from France talks about what he feels are the biggest misconceptions and offers this thoughts on how farmers can take action to stop misinformation.
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A voice for the farmers We’ve been talking to some farmers, asking them what they think about peoples’ perceptions on livestock farming. In this video, Alexis Pugliese, a pig farmer from France talks about what he feels are the biggest misconceptions and offers this thoughts on how farmers can take action to stop misinformation. farming, pigs, livestock, elevage, agriculture

Studies

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. We’ve been talking to some farmers, asking them what they think about peoples’ perceptions on livestock farming. In this video, Alexis Pugliese, a pig farmer from France talks about what he feels are the biggest misconceptions and offers this thoughts on how farmers can take action to stop misinformation.

Is vegetarianism healthy for children?

Scientific paper by Nathan Cofnas

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Is vegetarianism healthy for children? We’ve been talking to some farmers, asking them what they think about peoples’ perceptions on livestock farming. In this video, Alexis Pugliese, a pig farmer from France talks about what he feels are the biggest misconceptions and offers this thoughts on how farmers can take action to stop misinformation.

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? We’ve been talking to some farmers, asking them what they think about peoples’ perceptions on livestock farming. In this video, Alexis Pugliese, a pig farmer from France talks about what he feels are the biggest misconceptions and offers this thoughts on how farmers can take action to stop misinformation. meat, food, diet

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