Archive for the ‘farming’ Category:

2021-10-09 Meat Industry Climate Washing

Investigation: The meat industry is using the same techniques that the tobacco industry used to fool the consumer – climate washing. https://www.desmog.com/2021/07/18/investigation-meat-industry-greenwash-climatewash/

2021-09-30 Convert CO2 Into Starch

This is the kind of discovery that seriously needs to be researched and developed. This could free up huge amounts of farmland that could be used for other purposes such as reforestation. The CO2 would be prevented from going into the atmosphere and contributing to the greenhouse gases. Starch could be used in place of

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2021-09-22 Most Farmland Used To Feed Livestock

Ourworldindata.org quote: << There is also a highly unequal distribution of land use between livestock and crops for human consumption. If we combine pastures used for grazing with land used to grow crops for animal feed, livestock accounts for 77% of global farming land. While livestock takes up most of the world’s agricultural land it

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2021-09-21 Sugar, Coffee Yields Cut By Climate Change

Sugar and coffee yields were slashed by climate change, report warns. https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/sugar-coffee-climate-crisis-agriculture-b1921993.html I’m glad I don’t drink coffee.

2021-08-19 New! Robotic Weed Killers, Insect Treaters

I’ve thought about these robots several times over the years because for millenia farmers did this by hand, without the carcinogenic (cancer causing) herbicides and insecticides. Now they have built a robotic weed killer that zaps weeds with a Laser. And another farm robotic machine is powered by a Tesla battery. What makes me elated

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2021-08-19 Vegan Cheese, Water Use

This is about a vegan cheese maker, but has several good links. Main article link: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/aug/04/queen-vegan-cheese-plan-change-dairy-industry Water https://water.ca.gov/Programs/Water-Use-And-Efficiency/Agricultural-Water-Use-Efficiency Quote: << Everyone has to wake up and realize that it’s not just about selling your widget any more. It’s not just about making a buck any more. You have to decide what side of history you’re

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2021-07-14 CLIMATE CHANGE: It’s Urgent We Take Action

https://www.thenation.com/article/environment/climate-crisis-fires/tnamp/ Quote: << It’s impossible to overstate the urgency of the moment. And yet, as a species, we’re acting like the children of indulgent parents who provide multiple “last chances” to behave. Now, nature has run out of patience and we’re running out of chances. So much must be done globally, especially to control the

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2021-07-01 Food Systems Responsible For 1/3 Of GHGs

Food systems are responsible for a third of global GHG emissions according to the paper shown in this episode of Just Have Another Think. The climate impact of the world’s top meat and dairy producers. << Animal agriculture just on its own accounts for nearly 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. >> https://youtu.be/URZEUx37VTc Paper

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2021-05-08 Methane, Fossil Fuels In Livestock And Dairy Farming

From FB reply I’ve read there is research about feeding seaweed to livestock to reduce methane. The livestock industry has had manure digesters that produce enough power to run the dairy farms, and this is a mature technology. They could also run the farm equipment using compressed methane AKA natural gas. In any case the

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