Good News: Meat And Dairy Companies Are Worse Than Fossil Fuel Companies

Not that members of the Cult of Climastrology will give up any of the three, but, it gives them good talking points. Perhaps we can get some Warmist cities and counties to sue

Against Exxon and Shell but Still Eat Meat? Study Shows Meat and Dairy Companies Cause More Harm Than Fossil Fuels

In 2017, GRAIN, an international non-profit that conducts independent research and works to support small farmers, used methodology created by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to estimate the emissions produced by livestock. This was the first time that these emissions had ever been measured, and the study revealed some not-so-pretty statistics. Take, for instance, the fact that JBS, Cargill, and Tyson, three top meat companies, emitted more greenhouse gases in 2016 than all of France, plus nearly as much as oil giants like Exxon, Shell, and BP.

A year after that groundbreaking study, GRAIN has once again set out to bring to light the true impact of big meat and dairy on our planet. This time, the organization teamed up with another non-profit, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Together, GRAIN and IATP conducted an analysis of the world’s 35 top-producing meat and dairy corporations. Here’s what they found:

  • The top five meat and dairy companies have now officially surpassed Exxon, Shell, and BP in annual greenhouse gas emissions.
  • With only four of the 35 giving complete and credible emissions estimates, the majority of the top meat and dairy producers either underreport or do not report their emissions.
  • In order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050, we must cut down on global emissions by 38 billion tons. But if meat and dairy continue to grow as experts predict, the livestock industry could produce 80 percent of the allowable greenhouse gas emissions quota in just 32 years.

These eye-opening statistics show just how bad things really are and point to an urgent need for a solution. As GRAIN researcher Devlin Kuyek put it, “There’s no other choice. Meat and dairy production in the countries where the top 35 companies dominate must be significantly reduced.”

Well, that’s a bummer. Come on, Warmists, stop eating meat, give up dairy, and stop using fossil fueled vehicles. They won’t.

Really, though, this has been known for a long time, going back to the early days when it was called man-caused global warming. We knew that agriculture, along with landfills, was much worse in terms of greenhouse gas release than pretty much anything else mankind was involved in. But, see, methane wasn’t as sexy as “carbon pollution,” because of all the jokes about farts. And, early stage Warmists didn’t want to appear to be total cranks by recommending that government reduce the availability of food.

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3 Responses to “Good News: Meat And Dairy Companies Are Worse Than Fossil Fuel Companies”

  1. the egyptian says:

    as a dairy farmer and a lover of all things meat especially smoked including bacon, they can screw off

  2. Anon says:

    File as fake news.

  3. Ron B Liebermann says:

    There are about 40 million cows in the U.S.

    Many of them are raised for export, while the free range upon which they graze suffers from overuse. Then there is the water table: it’s dropping fast, partly because of all those cows. I can see a day when a Federal emergency is declared, and strict limits will be placed on all cattle grazing and water use. That means less beef for export, and higher prices at home. There’s really no other choice.

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