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Meat And Dairy; A problem for Sustainability

by Robert Jawitz

In 2006, Livestock’s Long Shadow was published by LEAD, The Livestock, Environment & Development Initiative, sponsored by The Food & Agricultural Organization of the UN, The World Bank, and representative agencies of the EU, France, Germany, UK, US, Denmark and Switzerland and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

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Reducing Meat And Dairy Farms; A Solution for Sustainability

by Robert Jawitz

In our companion article entitled “Meat & Dairy; A Problem for Sustainability” it was stated by LEAD, in its report “Livestock’s Long Shadow”, that “The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” These problems include land degradation, serious contribution to global warming (damage to our atmosphere & climate), water degradation and depletion and damage to biodiversity.

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

by Robert Jawitz

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in 1988. Since then it has made periodic assessments of the situation. In its latest assessment report (2007), it predicts global warming, primarily caused by the combustion of fossil fuels, will create a multitude of disastrous consequences. (See Appendix A).

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