SOME DISEASES RELATED TO MEAT CONSUMPTION / PRODUCTION
  • Swine flu
  • Blue tongue disease
  • E. coli
  • Salmonella
  • Bird flu
  • Mad cow disease
  • Pig's disease (PMWS)
  • Listeriosis
  • Shellfish poisoning
  • Pre-eclampsia

SOME OF THE COSTS OF MEAT EATING:

HEART DISEASE
  • Over 17 million lives lost globally each year
  • Cost of cardiovascular disease is at least US$1 trillion a year

CANCER
  • Over 1 million new colon cancer patients diagnosed each year
  • More than 600,000 colon cancer-related mortalities annually
  • In the United States alone, colon cancer treatment costs about US$6.5 billion.
  • Millions of people are newly diagnosed with other meat-related cancers every year.
DIABETES
  • 246 million people are affected worldwide
  • An estimated US$174 billion spent each year on treatment.

OBESITY
  • Worldwide 1.6 billion adults are overweight with 400 million more who are obese
  • Costs US$93 billion each year for medical expenses in the United States alone.
  • At least 2.6 million people die annually from problems related to being overweight or obese
ENVIRONMENTAL
  • Use up to 70% of clean water
  • Pollute most of the water bodies
  • Deforest the lungs of the Earth
  • Uses up to 43% of the world's cereal
  • Uses up to 85% of the world's soy
  • Cause world hunger & wars
  • 80% cause of global warming

PLUS MORE…

SOME OF THE COSTS OF MILK CONSUMPTION:
  • Breast, prostate and testicular cancer from hormones present in milk
  • Listeria and Crohn’s disease
  • Hormones and saturated fat leads to osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes and heart disease
  • Linked to higher incidences of multiple sclerosis
  • Classified as a major allergen
  • Lactose intolerance
PLUS MORE…
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Contaminated beef closes down restaurant chain - 20 Sep 2009
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Listeria found in beef and cheese - 9 Sep 2009
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Meat and dairy linked to Alzheimer’s - 7 Sep 2009
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High levels of mercury in fish - 5 Sep 2009
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Canada funds the reduction of pig farms - 4 Sep 2009
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UK provides animal-free alternatives to vegan inmates - 31 Aug 2009
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Salmonella still present in heated beef - 30 Aug 2009
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Call for ban on ham and other meat in kids’ meals - 28 Aug 2009
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Supermarket meat commonly tainted with antibiotic-resistant strains of Salmonella - 24 Aug 2009
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29 November 2006, Rome - Which causes more greenhouse gas emissions, rearing cattle or driving cars?

Surprise!


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.

Says Henning Steinfeld, Chief of FAO’s Livestock Information and Policy Branch and senior author of the report: “Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems. Urgent action is required to remedy the situation.”

With increased prosperity, people are consuming more meat and dairy products every year. Global meat production is projected to more than double from 229 million tonnes in 1999/2001 to 465 million tonnes in 2050, while milk output is set to climb from 580 to 1043 million tonnes.

Long shadow

The global livestock sector is growing faster than any other agricultural sub-sector. It provides livelihoods to about 1.3 billion people and contributes about 40 percent to global agricultural output. For many poor farmers in developing countries livestock are also a source of renewable energy for draft and an essential source of organic fertilizer for their crops.

But such rapid growth exacts a steep environmental price, according to the FAO report, Livestock’s Long Shadow –Environmental Issues and Options. “The environmental costs per unit of livestock production must be cut by one half, just to avoid the level of damage worsening beyond its present level,” it warns.

When emissions from land use and land use change are included, the livestock sector accounts for 9 percent of CO2 deriving from human-related activities, but produces a much larger share of even more harmful greenhouse gases. It generates 65 percent of human-related nitrous oxide, which has 296 times the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of CO2. Most of this comes from manure.

And it accounts for respectively 37 percent of all human-induced methane (23 times as warming as CO2), which is largely produced by the digestive system of ruminants, and 64 percent of ammonia, which contributes significantly to acid rain.

Livestock now use 30 percent of the earth’s entire land surface, mostly permanent pasture but also including 33 percent of the global arable land used to producing feed for livestock, the report notes. As forests are cleared to create new pastures, it is a major driver of deforestation, especially in Latin America where, for example, some 70 percent of former forests in the Amazon have been turned over to grazing.

Land and water

At the same time herds cause wide-scale land degradation, with about 20 percent of pastures considered as degraded through overgrazing, compaction and erosion. This figure is even higher in the drylands where inappropriate policies and inadequate livestock management contribute to advancing desertification.

The livestock business is among the most damaging sectors to the earth’s increasingly scarce water resources, contributing among other things to water pollution, euthropication and the degeneration of coral reefs. The major polluting agents are animal wastes, antibiotics and hormones, chemicals from tanneries, fertilizers and the pesticides used to spray feed crops. Widespread overgrazing disturbs water cycles, reducing replenishment of above and below ground water resources. Significant amounts of water are withdrawn for the production of feed.

Livestock are estimated to be the main inland source of phosphorous and nitrogen contamination of the South China Sea, contributing to biodiversity loss in marine ecosystems.

Meat and dairy animals now account for about 20 percent of all terrestrial animal biomass. Livestock’s presence in vast tracts of land and its demand for feed crops also contribute to biodiversity loss; 15 out of 24 important ecosystem services are assessed as in decline, with livestock identified as a culprit.

Remedies

The report, which was produced with the support of the multi-institutional Livestock, Environment and Development (LEAD) Initiative, proposes explicitly to consider these environmental costs and suggests a number of ways of remedying the situation, including:

Land degradation – controlling access and removing obstacles to mobility on common pastures. Use of soil conservation methods and silvopastoralism, together with controlled livestock exclusion from sensitive areas; payment schemes for environmental services in livestock-based land use to help reduce and reverse land degradation.

Atmosphere and climate – increasing the efficiency of livestock production and feed crop agriculture. Improving animals’ diets to reduce enteric fermentation and consequent methane emissions, and setting up biogas plant initiatives to recycle manure.

Water – improving the efficiency of irrigation systems. Introducing full-cost pricing for water together with taxes to discourage large-scale livestock concentration close to cities.

These and related questions are the focus of discussions between FAO and its partners meeting to chart the way forward for livestock production at global consultations in Bangkok this week. These discussions also include the substantial public health risks related to the rapid livestock sector growth as, increasingly, animal diseases also affect humans; rapid livestock sector growth can also lead to the exclusion of smallholders from growing markets.




Source:fao.org
Contact:
Christopher Matthews
Media Relations, FAO
christopher.matthews@fao.org
(+39) 06 570 53762


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