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WWI report: livestock responsible for 51% of greenhouse gases

Meat the Truth was based on the 2006 FAO report, which calculated that livestock farming is responsible for 18% of the greenhouse gas emissions world wide. This fact could already be called revolutionary, but in a recent Worldwatch Institute report Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang provide a critical addition to the FAO figures and claim that no less than 51% of the greenhouse gases must be attributed to livestock farming. The authors, both linked to the World Bank Group, point to livestock related greenhouse gas emissions that were not counted before. These figures would make the message of Meat the Truth even more urgent. Click here to read the report.