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The environmental footprint of meat – 3 News

John Kerr posted in on July 23rd, 2014.

3 News reporter Adrien Taylor looks in the environmental costs of meat in New Zealand following a widely reported US study in PNAS. An extract (read in full and watch the news clip here): A new study into the environmental impact of meat production has singled out beef as the worst offender. The study says […]

NZ Herald: Editorial: Meat – the good and bad news

Peter Griffin posted in on April 12th, 2010.

An editorial in the New Zealand Herald looks at the results of a recent AgResearch study showing that food miles are not a major component in the emissions generated by New Zealand’s production of exportable lamb. Indeed, the study showed that shipping lamb from New Zealand to Britain made up a smaller proportion of lamb’s […]

Dom Post: Carter hails ‘debunking’ of food miles argument

Peter Griffin posted in on April 7th, 2010.

John Hartevelt writes in the Dominion Post about a new report debunking the belief that New Zealand’s exporting of lamb to Britain has a high carbon cost. The research, hailed by Minister of Agriculture David Carter, suggests that the carbon produced by lamb production and transportation happens primarily on the farm: indeed, the carbon produced […]

Experts Respond: Major study on lamb’s carbon footprint

Peter Griffin posted in on April 6th, 2010.

The first major study to look at the carbon footprint of lamb shows that each 100 gram portion of New Zealand lamb exported to Europe creates 1.9kg of CO2 equivalents and that 80 per cent of that footprint is generated on the farm. The study by Agresearch scientists suggests the large on-farm component is “broadly […]

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