How Australia’s meat industry could be part of the climate solution

The Guardian | Sep 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • A 2019 survey supported by the Australian government’s National Environmental Science Program and a range of universities that indicated regenerative agriculture operations yielded between 13%-16% more grass cover relative to nearby conventional farms during dry years, as well as greater profitability and improved farmer wellbeing.
  • As the livestock industry explores technological solutions and regenerative practices, climate scientists and sustainability experts note that the most straightforward way for people to reduce their dietary carbon footprint is to simply stop eating so much meat.
  • Australians consume close to 900 grams of beef, pork, veal and sheep meat a week on average per capita.