How big is beef’s environmental footprint?

How big is beef’s environmental footprint?

David Cooper

Progressive Cattleman

How much responsibility does the beef cattle industry carry for greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale? That question is fraught with a mixture of concern, pride and defensiveness for the beef industry. Ever since a 1996 United Nations report tagged the livestock industry as a culprit belching 18 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG), producers have fought back to refute the study with data showing greater efficiencies.

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