BBC at it again re meat and climate

Henarar

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Somerset
I see our agricultural minister sticking the boot in on the front of the telegraph this morning, cretin.
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The reforms going on at the moment are going to be a disaster for the environment if that clown and his mates don't buck their ideas up, you wait and see and its all done it the name of the environment ironically
 

Muddyroads

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Exeter, Devon
Name another industry that repeatedly goes on the media and blames itself for things that don't exist ?
Name another industry that has the capacity to absorb carbon in the way agriculture can, particularly grassland.

Then all we need is for its representative bodies to push that message to the general public.
Ah, and that’s where it all goes wrong.
 

tepapa

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North Wales
Name another industry that has the capacity to absorb carbon in the way agriculture can, particularly grassland.

Then all we need is for its representative bodies to push that message to the general public.
Ah, and that’s where it all goes wrong.
Agriculture and forestry own the majority of the land mass that can sequester carbon, and what are we doing? Selling the carbon capture to other industries whilst we get blamed for destroying the environment.

We'll be the only industry close to carbon neutral, maybe the NFU could start that rumour instead of us being the problem.
 

DaveGrohl

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Cumbria
A couple of very interesting comments from the global food expert Julian Mellentin on Bill Gates foray into lab meat.

"I can now add that Gates lab-meat and meat substitute investments are looking sick. He sold his shares in Beyond Meat (now losing money, shares tanking) and his Upside Foods lab-meat investment isn't looking too smart. Bill Gates knows as much about food as I do about software"

"Lab-grown chickens coming home to roost? Chief Science Office & Ops Director of a company whose investors include Bill Gates & Richard Branson have quit. After $200 million of investment, it has failed to make lab meat commercially viable (in 2016 it promised to do this by 2021)"


Oh dear! 😁
Where did you get that from? I've been fair pissing myself at the Beyond Meat share price chart in the last few weeks.
 

Cowabunga

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Ceredigion,Wales
So, let's get this right. The aircraft industry is a massive emitter of GHGasses and is allowed to offset those emissions and escape taxes by buying and having trees.
UK cows are tiny emitters that have been around in about the same numbers or more since time immemorial which are on land that absorbs GHG and anyway whose gas has a short half life so that the cows never actually add to CHG's, unlike transport, energy and industry other than agriculture.

Then there's this offsetting. Why are other industries allowed to offset by buying farm land yet farmers can't use their own land to officially offset. I have valleys on both sides plus hedges full of trees, never mind all the grassland that should have equal offsetting status to land that oil and transport companies are buying up for this express purpose with official approval. Why are my cows and land not treated equally?

Why is the bloody No F'in Use not even trying to get this message across rathe than agreeing that cows are a problem and giving ammunition to those, like George Eustace, that are aiming to impose tax on the food we produce, which will indeed speed up the elimination of animal farming in much or rural UK and ruin massive numbers of family businesses. Their own members!
 

silverfox

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Shropshire
Good News! In the paper the other day that sleaze bucket Richard Branson had given up on investing in lab grown meat after losing 200 million. They had realised it is going to be too expensive to produce. Shove that up your Vegan wifes arse Boris you lying barsteward!
Ah but Branson has banned beef from the meals on his airline. The irony of it .
 

GOPHER89

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DaveGrohl

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Cumbria
Good News! In the paper the other day that sleaze bucket Richard Branson had given up on investing in lab grown meat after losing 200 million. They had realised it is going to be too expensive to produce. Shove that up your Vegan wifes arse Boris you lying barsteward!
Where have you got this from? I'd love to read the source. I keep hearing how this great future hope for the planet is going to never be affordable, didn't think the wheels would start to fall off the bandwagon quite so soon. Thought it would take a few years for them to wave the white flag. It's hardly got going, poor fools. Thing is, govt policy seems to revolve round the blind assumption that this amazing technology is gonna turn the planet around. How are they gonna spin this one if it turns out to be the blind alley we all instinctively know it will be. I just assumed the inevitable health consequences would be the big problem but if they can't even make it viable, well........

Plenty of mileage in this yet I suspect though, so could we have the source please before we break out the bunting?
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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