Nearly 20 cattle firms ‘generate more emissions than Britain, Germany or France’

Meat production is forecast to increase by 40 million tonnes by 2029, according to a new research

Morrisons pledges to have ‘first net zero British farms’ by 2030

It will work with 3,000 farmers and suppliers to produce affordable net zero meat, poultry, fruit and vegetables across the next nine years

Halving livestock production ‘could reduce biodiversity losses by as much as 30%’

A new study published by alternative meat producer Heura suggests this could save up to 12,000 species annually

Climate change hits Australian farm profits

Changes have reduced crop farmers’ profits by more than a third, says Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Don’t invest in Brazilian meat, urge environmental groups

An open letter from 38 international organisations warns investors to think twice before buying shares in two Brazilian meat producers because of the risk of deforestation

Scientists call on rich countries to hit ‘peak livestock’ in next decade

Leading scientists warn that continued growth in meat production will make tackling climate change impossible so richer countries must move to plant based diets

IFC and Carbon Trust agree to beef-up sustainability

A deal has been agreed to improve productivity and reduce emissions in Brazil’s beef industry. World Bank member IFC and sustainability experts Carbon Trust have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support a major pilot programme to transform the resource efficiency of the sector and its supply chain. It is currently responsible for over […]

Cut down on meat, dairy to curb climate change, report says

Consumers may have to cut down on their dairy and meat consumption, else the 2°C climate target will be “off the table”, a new report suggests. The livestock sector accounts for a large chunk of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – 14.5% of the global total, which is more than emissions from transportation across the world. […]