Meat, and particularly beef, has been in the spotlight recently for its contribution to global warming

, Meat, and particularly beef, has been in the spotlight recently for its contribution to global warming, The Circular Economy

It’s a fact that methane is a greenhouse gas. But, unlike carbon dioxide which once produced, stays in the atmosphere forever, methane breaks down after around ten years. Levels of methane emissions are comparatively low in the UK with livestock production responsible for 5.7% of the total greenhouse gas emissions . This is much lower than the average global figure of 14% that most often gets quoted in the media but which includes environmentally un-friendly farming systems in countries like Brazil.

Source: sustainablebritishmeat.org

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