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Grass-fed beef will not help tackle climate change, report finds

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Lauenensee cows, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, 2013. Credit: Prisma by Dukas Presseagentur GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo.

Billed as a more environmentally friendly way to rear cattle, grass-fed beef has been the red meat of choice for many a climate-conscious carnivore

October 3, 2017 — Indeed, research has suggested that grazing cattle can help offset global warming by stimulating soil to take up more carbon from the atmosphere. This process, known as soil carbon sequestration, is one way of reducing the amount of human-induced greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Continue reading Grass-fed beef will not help tackle climate change, report finds

Planet-warming methane from livestock underestimated – study

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Revised calculations of methane produced per head of cattle show that global livestock emissions in 2011 are 11% higher than estimates based on data from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change

PARIS, France (Oct. 1, 2017) — Emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from livestock are larger than previously thought, posing an additional challenge in the fight to curb global warming, scientists said Friday, September 29. Continue reading Planet-warming methane from livestock underestimated – study