It’s time to change the rhetoric: Farming is part of the answer to net zero emissions
June 14, 2019
From Medium.com by Promar Sustainability
Farming has faced a barrage of criticism recently for its role in climate change.
However, much of the rhetoric has failed to highlight or focus on the huge positive contribution agriculture can have in helping the UK reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Hot on the heels of the Committee on Climate Change’s report, Net Zero — The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming, the government has announced the UK should aim for net zero emissions by 2050.
As part of that goal, it said we should be reducing diet-related emissions by eating less beef, lamb and dairy, and encouraging afforestation of land currently used for farming would help meet these targets…