Livestock a major threat to environment

Livestock a major threat to environment

Remedies urgently needed

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Christopher Matthews
Media Relations, FAO

29 November 2006, Rome – Which causes more greenhouse gas emissions, rearing cattle or driving cars?


According to a new report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent – 18 percent – than transport. It is also a major source of land and water degradation.


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