Wednesday, June 06, 2007

the carbon cost of meat

Another post up elsewhere. This time it's about the climate change impact our diet has, how the government knows it and yet says they have no role in encouraging or enforcing any dietary or lifestyle changes.

A recent UN report found that livestock production has a greater effect on climate than all transport emissions combined.

I make no apology for re-using a couple of key facts and figures from the Virgin biofuels post - it's hosted on a different site so reaches a substantially different audience, and they are utter gobsmackers. (The facts, not the audience. Although they may well be pretty darn jaw-dropping in their own right).

So, tootle over to The Sharpener and size up The Carbon Cost of Meat.

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