Animal Products / Climate Change / Livestock

5 things you need to know about grass-fed beef

The organic movement has taken the world by storm. But what’s truly healthy and what’s just hype? The manager of a grass-fed beef farm breaks it down. With skeptical, beef-centric films like Food, Inc. and Fast Food Nation encouraging the American consumer to question the source of their meat, how do you know what to … Continue reading

CGIAR / Climate Change / Food Security / Research

The next green revolution

After enjoying breakthroughs in the fight against low farm productivity more than four decades ago, farm scientists from the Asia-Pacific region are increasingly in agreement with their worldwide peers that their work is no longer keeping pace with the rapidly changing farm environment. Mapping out an appropriate direction for the future was the focus of … Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Research

£3 million awarded for climate model to predict disease outbreak

Scientists at the University of Liverpool are working with international partners on a £3 million project to further understanding of how climate modelling can help predict the spread of infectious diseases in Africa. Researchers across 13 European and African research institutes will work together to integrate data from climate modelling and disease forecasting systems to … Continue reading

Animal Health / Disease Control / Emerging Diseases / Research / USA

USDA ARS and NIFA hold priorities workshop on animal health research

USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) held a two day workshop on March 23rd and 24th to discuss research priorities in the area of animal health.  The workshop was well attended by a mix of industry, academia and government representatives. The goal of the workshop was to develop … Continue reading

Climate Change / Livestock

Now it’s CowGate: expert report says claims of livestock causing global warming are false

It is becoming difficult to keep pace with the speed at which the global warming scam is now unravelling. The latest reversal of scientific “consensus” is on livestock and the meat trade as a major cause of global warming – one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to eco-vegetarian cranks. Now a scientific report delivered … Continue reading

Climate Change / Environment / Food Security / Livelihoods

New program aims to mitigate climate threats to food security

A new multimillion dollar research program by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research aims to alleviate climate-related threats to the food security, livelihoods and environment of people living in the developing world. One of the key intellectual forces behind this initiative has been the International Research Institute for Climate and Society’s Jim Hansen. He’ll … Continue reading

Animal Products / Climate Change / Livestock

Scientist: Don’t blame cows for climate change

A scientist in the United States has questioned the impact meat and diary production has on climate change, and accused the United Nations of exaggerating the link. In 2006, a report published by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) titled “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” claimed meat production was responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas … Continue reading

Agriculture / Climate Change / Livestock

Report: Climate impact of cutting back on cattle questioned

A report presented this week at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society suggests that despite claims to the contrary, eating less meat and dairy will not have much of a mitigating impact on climate change. That’s because in most developed countries, greenhouse gas emissions from livestock make up a small percentage of … Continue reading