Report from the Committee on Climate Change, the need to reduce the number of sheep and livestock in the UK between five and a half, in the fight against climate change.
According to a report published by the BBC, prepared by Roger Harabin, an environmental specialist, this is needed because beef and lamb produce most of the greenhouse gases, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and are expected to increase in the number of pigs and chickens, because they produce less methane.
The report notes the need to reduce 20 to 50 percent of pasture of beef and grasslands, which can release 3 to 7 million hectares of grasslands from the current 12 million hectares in the UK. Greenhouse gas.
The report proposes to reduce consumption of beef by 89% and goats 63%, and reduce the proportion of milk production by 20%.
For its part, the head of the Federation of National Trade Unions, Monet Patters, said he was disappointed to see the Climate Change Committee include this recommendation in his report, noting that the report did not recognize the environmental benefits of beef and lamb production in the UK.
Patterson said limiting beef production would be a serious mistake, and a system must be put in place for farmers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.