publication . Report . 2010

Food, land and greenhouse gases The effect of changes in UK food consumption on land requirements and greenhouse gas emissions. Report for the Committee on Climate Change.

Audsley E; Angus A; Jc, Chatterton; Graves A; Morris J; Murphy-Bokern D; Kr, Pearn; Daniel Sandars; Ag, Williams;
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  • Published: 21 Dec 2010
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY •1. Key findingsThis study examines the land use and greenhouse gas implications of UK food consumption change away from carbon intensive products. It shows that the UK agricultural land base can support increased consumption of plant-based products arising from the reduced consumption of livestock products. A 50% reduction in livestock product consumption reduces the area of arable and grassland required to supply UK food, both in the UK and overseas. It also reduces emissions of greenhouse gases from primary production by 19%. A switch from beef or sheepmeat (red meat) to pork or poultry (white meat) reduces food consumption related greenhous...
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publication . Report . 2010

Food, land and greenhouse gases The effect of changes in UK food consumption on land requirements and greenhouse gas emissions. Report for the Committee on Climate Change.

Audsley E; Angus A; Jc, Chatterton; Graves A; Morris J; Murphy-Bokern D; Kr, Pearn; Daniel Sandars; Ag, Williams;