Should we believe a recent UC Davis study that concluded lab-cultured meat has greater ‘global warming potential’ than retail beef’? Dr James Ryall, CSO of Aussie alt-meat firm Vow, isn’t so sure – and argues there’s room for both types of meat in a protein-hungry world.
The scientists found adding ‘red sea plume’ algae to dairy cows’ faeces dramatically reduced methane emissions from the manure.
New research from FFS partner institution UNE research shows that upcycling food waste into commercial chicken feed would save Australia’s poultry industry around $500m per annum and cut our total greenhouse gas emissions by at least five per cent.
Research indicates that a net-zero-emissions food system depends on reducing food loss and waste and adopting plant-heavy diets.
Confectionery and dairy giant Nestlé has decided to ‘go greener’, releasing a roadmap for making substantive changes to its operations worldwide to shrink the footprint of agriculture.
Australia’s National Farmers’ Federation has pledged to cut the agriculture sector’s greenhouse gas emissions to zero within 20 years, with Chief Executive Tony Mahar citing the risk of adopting ‘a passive approach’ to combating climate change.
A new study has found that food losses resulting from cold-food-chain deficiencies cost nearly $4 billion p.a. in farm-gate value. The solution, contends AFCCC chair Mark Mitchell, lies in transparency and cooperation.