The livestock industry and climate (2007)  
- Jens Holm & Toivo Jokkala
One of the most damaging contributors to climate change is, remarkably enough, conspicuous in its absence from the debate: the food industry and Over a third of all grain harvested becomes fodder
  Cooking up a storm: Food, greenhouse gas emissions and our changing climate (2008)  
- Food Climate Research Network
The Food Climate Research Network found that measured by production, the UK food sector produces greenhouse gases equivalent to 33m tonnes of carbon. Measured by consumption - including imports - the total rises to 43.3m tonnes. Both figures work out at under one fifth of UK emissions, but they exclude the indirect impacts of actions such as clearing rainforest for cattle and crops, which other studies estimate would add up to 5% to 20% of global emissions.The report found the meat and dairy sectors together accounted for just over half of those emissions;
  Saving Water: From Field to Fork - Curbing losses and wastage in the food chain (2008)  
- Stockholm International Water Institute, International Water Management Institute, Chalmers, and Stockholm Environment Institute.
This report highlights the magnitude of losses and wastage in the food chain, i.e. from field to fork. It shown that reduction of losses and wastage would save water and facilitate the achievement of multiple development objectives.
  Can Britain Feed Itself? -Simon Fairlie( 2007)  
- The Land
Can Organic Livestock Agriculture Feed the world or Vegan Organic Agriculture Feed the world?
  The Cattle Realm: A new phase in the livestock colonization of Brazilian Amazonia (2008)  
- Amlgos da Terra
Ranching in Amazon spread at an unprecedented rate over five years, and now requries additional and undivided attention on the part of government authorities, the market chain,financial institutions, scientists and civil society organizations
  Global benefits of eating less meat (2004)  
- Compassion in World Farming
4 page summary from 2004 -Comprehensive referenced report on the unsustainability of our increasing meat consumption and current intensive animal farming methods for human health and the economy, the environment and farmed animals.
  Diet, Energy and Global Warming (2006)  
- University of Chicago
Gidon Eshel and Pamela Martin, assistant professors of geophysics at the University of Chicago, have found that, when it's all added up, the average American does more to reduce global warming emissions by going vegetarian than by switching to a Prius.
  Global warning: climate change and farm animal welfare - summary (2008)  
- Compassion in World Farming
8page referenced summary from 2008 -Referenced report presenting the scientific evidence showing the impact of high-income countries' unsustainable over-production and over-consumption of animal products on the environment, on the welfare of farm animals, and on human health. Suggests the positive solution of a planned and well-managed reduction in meat and dairy consumption in high-income countries.
  Meat and dairy production & consumption (2007)  
- Food Climate Research Network
A major new report from the Food Climate Research Network explores the livestock sector’s contribution to the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and assesses what less greenhouse gas intensive systems of production and consumption might look like. See:
  Animal feed, livestock and greenhouse gas emissions: What are the issues? (2007)  
- The Food Climate Research Network
For detailed scientific and background information on the climate change effects of animal feed production, see the following paper by the Food Climate Research Network.
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