Letters & Articles

Some say cows are killing the earth.

So do we need to ban beef?


Michael Bachelard  The Age – September 25, 2011
 
Animal agriculture is responsible for more than 30 per cent of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: Louise Kennerley
When all those sheep, cattle and goats digest and burp, there are consequences.
THE QUESTION: When are we going to hear more about the great elephant in the room – animal agriculture? The CSIRO and the University of Sydney have jointly reported that it is responsible for more that 30 per cent of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. Meaningful action in [reducing emissions] cannot be achieved without a general move towards a plant-based diet. [Paul Mahony]…

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