The Farmer’s Guardian Website (UK), Sept. 2009
A LEADING scientist has issued a robust rebuttal to those who claim livestock are the biggest contributors to climate change. Dr David Garwes, an independent livestock scientist, said grassland farmers made a considerable contribution to food security while continuing to reduce their environmental impact.
“More than 60 per cent of British agricultural land is grassland and much of it, particularly the hills and uplands, is unsuitable for other crops. Semi-permanent rough grazing and improved grasslands play a vital role in locking up carbon dioxide and regulating the flow of rain into water courses…
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