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Cow Rot, Methane and Carbon Storage

Cow Rot, Methane and Carbon Storage

– Ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats) have the specificity of being able to digest grass – something that humans, for example, cannot do. They thus value land that cannot be plowed (steep, wet or stony, for example). Indeed, these animals have in their rumen...
Livestock and greenhouse gases

Livestock and greenhouse gases

– Farming emits greenhouse gases of various kinds, linked to different activities. Here is a summary of the gases emitted which contribute to the greenhouse effect: Methane, of formula CH4, emitted by ruminants by belching during the digestion of cellulose (the...
Meat and climate change

Meat and climate change

– Livestock and climate: what results? Like all human activity, herbivorous farming emits greenhouse gases. It contributes 8% to climate change in France. But what is less known is that French livestock farming contributes to the storage and maintenance of a...
Environmental assessment of meat

Environmental assessment of meat

– The carbon footprint of food products To calculate the greenhouse gas emissions linked to a food, we take into account all the steps from the farm with its energy consumption to distribution, transport, processing, etc. Are taken into account different...