Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The truth in animal protein production slowly but surely leaking out

With glimmers of truth about modern livestock agriculture surfaces in the particular NPR blog piece it still ignores the fact that animals when managed properly are beneficial to planet and human health. All in all I will take this as a step in the right direction.

Industrial Meat Bad, Small Farm Good? It's Not So Simple

And when it's harder to feed animals, they also produce more emissions. For example, cattle scrounging for food in arid East Africa might release the equivalent of 1,000 pounds of carbon for every pound of protein they produce. Compare that with many parts of the U.S. and Europe, where a cow might generate about 10 pounds of carbon per pound of protein.


The paper also reminds us that India is the world's biggest producer of milk and China, the largest producer of pork. Asia accounts for 55 percent of global pork production, dwarfing Europe (26 percent) and the U.S. (17 percent).

Link to whole story here

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