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2014-01-29 12:22:37

The February Issue of Food Nutrition & Science Reviews a Study on Climate Change due to Meat Production; Also How to Define Sustainable Food; and more. SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenhouse gas emissions from meat production are significant and need to be reduced, according to a recent report published in the January 2014 issue of Nature Climate Change, a scientific journal and featured in the February issue of Food Nutrition & Science. The report...

Livestock Efficiency Global Study
2013-12-17 12:45:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The impact that livestock have on the environment varies depending on the animal, the type of food it provides, the kind of feed it consumes and where it lives, according to a new study on livestock ecosystems. The most detailed livestock analysis to date shows the variables at play when considering how cows, chickens and pigs impact climate change. The study is considered the most detailed livestock analysis to date, showing vast...

Trade-offs Between Food Security And Climate Change Mitigation Addressed By New Study
2013-07-16 12:20:30

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Improving crop yields using sustainable methods could cut greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 12% per calorie produced according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. At the same time, these changes could provide more food to people in need. Agriculture and land use change contributed about 1/3 of total human greenhouse gas emissions in the past decade, through crop cultivation, animal production,...

Could Eating Less Meat Help Save The Planet?
2012-06-21 08:34:49

Altering our diets to include less beef, pork, and poultry and finding ways to recycle our organic waste during the agricultural process could help rebalance the carbon cycle and reduce the risk of reaching more severe levels of global climate change, claims a new study from the University of Exeter. If humanity's meat-eating habits continue as-is, the predicted rise in the global population could result in widespread ecological disaster, the university said in a June 19 statement....

Milk, Chicken Also Responsible For Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2012-05-14 03:36:23

While there's an old axiom that tells people not to cry over spilled milk, researchers at the University of Edinburgh believe there may actually be a good reason to shed a few tears over wasted dairy products. In a Sunday press release, the Scotland-based university reports that there are 360,000 metric tons of milk wasted each year in the UK, which leads to greenhouse gas emissions equal to 100,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide -- creating a carbon footprint roughly equal to that as...

Dinosaur Farts May Have Caused Prehistoric Warming
2012-05-07 08:58:22

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Dinosaurs may have had a silent, but deadly effect on their climate according to new research by scientists at two UK universities. The study, published in the May 8 edition of Current Biology, compared the digestion-related methane production of Mesozoic-era sauropods to modern cows in an attempt to determine a possible impact as the gas ripped into their prehistoric environment. "A simple mathematical model suggests that the microbes living in sauropod...

Want To Stop Climate Change? Eat Less Meat
2012-04-16 07:40:11

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com A proposed reduction in the world´s carbon emissions set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can only be met if the developed world cuts down meat consumption by 50 percent per person, according to new research from a Massachusetts-based climate initiative organization. Scientists from the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), located in Falmouth, Mass., found in a new study that the world needs to not only cut meat consumption by...

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2011-05-30 10:30:00

A recently released study from Australia's state-backed research body CSIRO may have climate researchers reconfiguring their conclusions on how harmful belching cows and gaseous sheep actually are to the atmosphere, Reuters is reporting. Ruminant livestock release large quantities of methane, which can trap 20 times more heat than CO2 alone. One cow can release about 1.5 tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year. At least half of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions emanate from agriculture...

2010-05-19 08:48:08

Study examines grasslands and grazing management impacts on global warming Grazinglands represent one of the largest land resources in the world, yet their role as net sinks or sources of greenhouse gases is essentially unknown. Previous research has emphasized the role of grazing management on the sequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide as soil organic carbon. However, there is a lack of information regarding how grazing management impacts the flux of two potent GHGs, nitrous oxide and...

2010-04-15 11:02:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bon Appetit Management is helping diners protect the planet this Earth Day one forkful at a time by hosting its third annual Low Carbon Diet Day (www.eatlowcarbon.org) on Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day). As the first and only food service provider to connect food and climate change, Bon Appetit, with cafes on college and corporate campuses around the country, has made purchasing and operational changes to decrease their carbon "foodprint" in the...