Archive for October, 2013

  • Ways to Reduce Cattle Sector Emissions Lie Within Reach

    Saturday, October 26th, 2013

    Improving herd health, grassland management and turning slurry lagoons into anaerobic digestion plants are prescribed as methods which can reduce emissions in the cattle sector in the recent report Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock.
    Updating the 2006 report Livestock’s Long Shadow, the latest release puts overall livestock emissions at 14.5 per cent of human induced GHG, of which [...]

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Pig and Chicken Supply Chains

    Monday, October 21st, 2013

    This new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presents the results from an assessment carried out to improve the understanding of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions along livestock supply chains for pigs, poultry meat and eggs.
    Background and Purpose
    The livestock sector is one of the fastest growing sub-sectors of the agricultural economy, and [...]

  • Farm Bureau Appeals Chesapeake Bay Ruling

    Friday, October 11th, 2013

    The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) took action on Monday (7 October) to appeal a recent court decision that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “pollution diet” for the 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed.
    AFBF filed a notice to appeal the 13 September federal district court ruling, seeking reversal of a decision that gives EPA wide latitude [...]

  • Major cuts of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock within reach

    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

    Greenhouse gas emissions by the livestock sector could be cut by as much as 30 percent through the wider use of existing best practices and technologies, according to a new study released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
    The report, Tackling climate change through livestock: A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities, represents [...]

  • Global hunger down, but millions still chronically hungry

    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

    Some 842 million people, or roughly one in eight, suffered from chronic hunger in 2011-13, not getting enough food to lead active and healthy lives according to a report released by the UN food agencies.
    The number is down from 868 million reported for the 2010-12 period, according to theState of Food Insecurity in the World [...]