Beef and Co2

Americans cut their beef consumption by 19 percent — nearly one-fifth — in the years from 2005 to 2014, according to research released on Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The council hails the plummeting popularity of beef as a victory in the fight against climate change, because greenhouse gases are produced when cattle are raised. The reduction in pollution equals the emissions of 39 million cars, or about one-sixth of the number of cars registered in the United States in 2015, the group explains.

(What they don’t say is that beef cattle fattened on grain [not grass] fart methane prodigiously.)

About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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1 Response to Beef and Co2

  1. Paul Hoffman says:

    Bingo! Livestock raised on the land, harvesting their own food, have an entirely different impact than ones in confinement pens getting corn poured in front of them every day.

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