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A Dutch animal welfare group argues that agricultural subsidies fuel climate change. Raising livestock contributes to about 14% of global greenhouse emissions, so the Wakker Dier Foundation claims that promoting meat consumption is environmentally damaging.

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  • I don’t think the agricultural meat industry will leave us anytime soon and we have to realize that. Funnelling money into the sector is okay as long as it subsidises research towards responsible and sustainable farming not marketing. Meat alternatives must be promoted and lifestyle changes must be pushed. 

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  • Maybe the issue isn’t meat, but the factory farming that views animals as meat machines. Restorative agriculture methods produce meat AND sequester carbon, improve soils, create wildlife habitat, improve water quality, and are far more humane.

  • meat and animal products are too cheap (because of the subsidies) so population is eating too much meat, much more than in the past. So meat price is not fare. So population will vote with their borse. Prefer to eat meat - pay up the price.

  • Aside from the Hobson's choice between feeding people and protecting the environment the biggest hurdle will be trying to change the ingrained food preferences of the population.

    An example is that giving meat for Valentine's day is apparently popular ( not in my home ).

    Trying to impose a change of

    Aside from the Hobson's choice between feeding people and protecting the environment the biggest hurdle will be trying to change the ingrained food preferences of the population.

    An example is that giving meat for Valentine's day is apparently popular ( not in my home ).

    Trying to impose a change of food preferences especially when eating meat and dairy would an extremely unpopular and unproductive. No edam gouda brie camembert cheddar.. nuts

  • Just an observation on Methane & percentages of CO2 “ Google Says” there are 94 Million Cows in the US currently, in the yr. 1800 there were 600Million Buffalo in the US , that’s 6 times roughly the percentage of Methane than today on the land, it also seems the low lying fruit here for CO2 is simply

    Just an observation on Methane & percentages of CO2 “ Google Says” there are 94 Million Cows in the US currently, in the yr. 1800 there were 600Million Buffalo in the US , that’s 6 times roughly the percentage of Methane than today on the land, it also seems the low lying fruit here for CO2 is simply stop burning Natural Gas or Coal or Propane for the Electrical grid & go Nuclear ?

  • Please provide the data for the 18% of total ghg’s from agriculture?! Was this researched or taken from thin air?

    The farm animal contribution is being absurdly over exaggerated. Don’t forget ruminants consume cellulosic feedstocks that are converted to high quality protein. Other animals compete with

    Please provide the data for the 18% of total ghg’s from agriculture?! Was this researched or taken from thin air?

    The farm animal contribution is being absurdly over exaggerated. Don’t forget ruminants consume cellulosic feedstocks that are converted to high quality protein. Other animals compete with humans for nourishment including the billion dogs now on the planet

  • ‪80% of global farmland is for livestock (not even providing 20% of food) with large interest groups heavily invested. The challenge: take the subsidies & invest them into alternatives to support rural livelihoods.‬

  • What is the target amount of GHGs that’s okay for the planet and correspondingly, how much of that is okay to be attributed to livestock?

    I recognize that we’re nowhere close to ‘too few GHGs’ being the face of this problem, but we have to keep that in mind as we consider solutions