News Digest Item
19 Jul 2018

Meat and dairy sector could eat up 80 percent of allowable carbon budget by 2050 – report

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Illustration: Mwelwa Musonko.

Of all meat and dairy corporations, German companies Deutsches Milchkontor and Tönnies Lebensmittel are among the top 25 contributors to climate change, according to a new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and the non-profit organisation GRAIN. Unlike other large polluters, most major companies in the livestock and dairy sector either do not report or underreport their emissions, the report says. Unless the industry makes significant changes, the sector will “eat up 80 percent of the allowable GHG budget in just 32 years,” the report warns.

Read the report in English here.

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