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Permalink Project Calculates Climate Footprint of Industrial Meat and Dairy

The top 20 global meat and dairy companies emitted more greenhouse gases in 2016 than all of Germany, according to calculations by GRAIN, IATP, and the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The project used UNFAO comprehensive methodology to estimate corporate emissions from livestock and compare the totals to regions and other industry sectors. The results revealed that three meat companies--JBS, Cargill, and Tyson--emitted more greenhouse gases last year than all of France. "If we are serious about feeding the planet while fighting climate change," say the project sponsors, "the world needs to urgently invest in a transition to food systems that hinge on small-scale producers, agroecology, and local markets."

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