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03-12-2019, 12:14   #451
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i've certainly noticed a jump in the 'cattle are not a source of greenhouse gases' articles in the last few weeks.
Well compared to the CO2 from Industry, it's a small drop in the balloon.
Fossil fuel consumption is still rising quite rapidly in some parts of the world.
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i've certainly noticed a jump in the 'cattle are not a source of greenhouse gases' articles in the last few weeks.
I’ve not seen articles saying cattle are not a source of greenhouse gasses. But there is definitely come correcting being published as information is available.

Not all cattle farming is equal, same as not all cereal farming is equal.

Farming animals at lower densities and in mixed swarth covers combined with trees on pasture is benifecial both in terms of environment and biodiversity.

Even the IPCC figures show that fossil fuel usage is much more of an issue regarding emissions than animal farming.

We seriously need Teagasc here to re-evaluate their position of commoditisation of farming, move them away from a mantra of “increase numbers and improve efficiency” to deliver units at lower costs. We need a less intense improved price improved product shift.

The crux of the problem with information regarding animal farming is that a small well funded lobby group with ethical problems regarding animal farming are clouding the information to meet their own ends.
All farming and land use age is about 24% of all emissions, animal farming is only a portion of that. Yet fossil fuel usage related emissions are in excess of 50% of emissions. Four or five times the problematic child than animal farming is.
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