The greenhouse gas produced by meat and cattle

Those of us in the developed world eat too much meat and eating less meat is good for you and good for the climate, according to Dr Rajendra Pachauri. Dr Pachauri is the person who brought the concept of sustainability into common vocabulary and he now chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. According to United Nations calculations, meat production accounts for 18% of our greenhouse gas emissions. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation produce this estimate by accounting for every stage of meat production and they accordingly rate meat production as producing more greenhouse gas than transport. Continue reading