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Publication Details - Livestock’s long shadow: environmental issues and options

Livestock’s long shadow: environmental issues and options

 

- Food and Agriculture Organization

 

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A new report from FAO says livestock production is one of the major causes of the world's most pressing environmental problems, including global warming, land degradation, air and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. Using a methodology that considers the entire commodity chain, it estimates that livestock are responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, a bigger share than that of transport. However, the report says, the livestock sector's potential contribution to solving environmental problems is equally large, and major improvements could be achieved at reasonable cost.

 

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Release Date: 2006
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