The water footprint of animal products: The meat crisis: Developing more sustainable and ethical production and consumption

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Abstract

Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally, 70 billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that livestock production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts a rough doubling of meat and milk consumption in the first half of the 21st century, with particularly rapid growth occurring in the developing economies of Asia. What will this mean for the health and wellbeing of those animals, of the people who consume ever larger quantities of animal products, and for the health of the planet itself?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Meat Crisis
Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping more Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption
EditorsJoyce D'Silva, John Webster
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages21-30
Number of pages10
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)9781315562032
ISBN (Print)9781138673281
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameEarthscan Food and Agriculture
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group

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