Dairy contributed 4% of GHG.

More and more people is concerning about our environment nowadays.

The 7-Eleven guy now always ask if I need plastic bag. Most of you participated Earth Hour to show your concern and support to preserve our planet.

But this is interesting. Do you know that you might not be very environmental friendly if you drink milk or eat cheese or butter. According to the FAO, the industry is contributing about 4% of green house gases emission.

So, do you think we should stop milk and eat grass instead?

Using 2007 data, the FAO found that this figure was 1 969m tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, a standard measure for comparing emissions of different GHGs.
In fact, carbon dioxide is only responsible for a small proportion of the total, especially in developed nations, with methane accounting for 52 percent of the GHG emissions.
The headline 1 969m CO2 equivalent figure translates to 4 per cent of global emissions but when taking meat production from the equation and focusing just on emissions related directly to milk products, the figure was 1 328m tonnes or 2.7 per cent of global emissions.
Assessing the contribution of different stages in the supply chain, the FAO report said cradle-to-farm gate emissions contribute to, on average, 93 percent of total dairy GHG emissions.
This figure is lower in industrialized countries, where the contribution of on-farm activities is between 78 and 83 per cent of total life cycle emissions.

Article from Food Processing.com

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