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Methane from livestock ‘not to blame’ for climate change

Frank Mitloehner, professor of animal science at UC Davis in California, warned claims livestock production is causing global warming ignored the true impact of methane on the environment.

Speaking at the Alltech ONE conference in Lexington, Kentucky (May 20), Professor Mitloehner said while livestock was not blameless in the world’s environmental challenges, the impact of the methane they produce had been massively overstated.

“For those who say cows contribute the most GHG emissions, that is simply not true,” he told delegates.

Controversial data calculations in major reports, including by the United Nations, had deflected focus from the real culprit – the use of fossil fuels, particularly linked to transport, he said.

Source: FGinsight

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