Cattle, climate change and the methane myth
Dr. Frank Mitloehner, a professor in Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, has for a long time investigated the full effect agriculture has on climate change. In this podcast by Alltech AgFuture, dr. Dr. Frank Mitloehner discusses his insights.
Mitloehner has voiced criticism in the past on the format in which ruling bodies have assessed and reported on the environmental impact of livestock farming. In particular, he has voiced concern regarding incorrect information on methane emissions when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions (more on this topic can be found in this article on cattle and carbon emissions).
Find out what the truth is about the actual environmental impact of cattle production and how our dietary choices affect our carbon footprint. Dr. Mitloehner explains that a non-animal diet has a relatively low impact on global warming when compared to efforts we can make in other areas of our lives if we aim for sustainable lifestyles. For more insights into this topic, also listen to the ILM podcast.