evaluating options such as emission abatement plans that would reduce
livestock greenhouse gases by providing different food sources for the
animals and using manure for fuel, scientists have found that these
methods provide minimal benefit and in fact could create larger problems
of both food quality and ethics.
Moreover, a decade-long study
by New Zealand’s AgResearch concluded that such alternatives only reduce
emissions by a few percent. Moreover, UK Food Ethics Council Executive
Director Tom MacMillan has raised similar concerns, emphasizing the
importance of reducing meat and dairy consumption to significantly
minimize livestock emissions.
Mr. West, Mr. MacMillan, New
Zealand AgResearch and UK Food Ethics Council, many thanks for your
insightful findings. We look forward to people everywhere supporting the
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