Untill it goes on a plane or boat to get somewhere?This assumes that the product is reared on deforested land.
That is no the case across all of South America. Some farmers keep their cattle on large tracts of Cerrado- natural grassland/savannah type landscapes where it would be similarly low-impact to a hillside in Devon or a range in Australia.
So many variables.It is a load of nonsense because you can't draw conclusions from pieces of research that focus only on a single aspect or single system. The beef industry in most countries is as similarly complex as it is in the UK. In America you will have everything from a family farm who runs 1000 cattle on the prairie all year round to a feedlot in California that houses 120,000 cattle and feeds them on maize silage. A holistic view of an operation is needed because otherwise policy is misguided.
If the focus is put on carbon in the UK then it is possible that moves will be made to de-intensify the beef industry, which will mean a lot less beef from a lot more acres. You can argue the environmental impact of that either way in my view and the same would be the case in many other countries.
Lastly, I would question the majority view that agriculture is automatically a low carbon industry- is a shed full of 100,000 broilers low emissions? They produce ammonia and NOx by the truck load and consume vast quantities of feed daily no?
I'm not sure of that, I'm guessing that will be reflected by some extent in the cost of shipping which is pretty low.What's the impact of building, suppling, running, handling, transporting, storing, maintaining, replacing all those chiller/freezer boxes?
Not at all, I'm just guessing that with all of our machinery, sheds etc. that we won't have a particularly good carbon rating when it comes to meat products, so it might not be the best idea for a marketing tool.Or turn blind eye too is it ??
Yes.Not at all, I'm just guessing that with all of our machinery, sheds etc. that we won't have a particularly good carbon rating when it comes to meat products, so it might not be the best idea for a marketing tool.
Best to be certain that you use the least criticised brand of soap before you stand on the soap box