Twenty large animal companies produce more greenhouse gases than Germany, Britain or France, according to a shocking new report.
According to UN statistics, 14.5% of greenhouse gas emissions come from animal husbandry.
These large meat processing companies are still expecting large investments from investment companies, pension funds and banks, according to Meat Atlas.
According to The Guardian, meat and dairy companies earned $ 478 billion from 2,500 investors between 2015 and 2020.
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The five major meat and dairy producers will emit the same amount of greenhouse gases as the giant Exxon oil, the report warned.
Meat production has grown rapidly for decades. In the 1970’s, the current standards were only one-third.
According to the report, meat production will increase by 40m tons by 2029 to 366m tons per year.
The researchers wrote: “The fact that the meat industry adheres to a few rules and makes a profit in all crises raises questions about who governments listen to.
“While animal corporations are exacerbating climate change, deforestation, pest use and biodiversity, and expelling people from their lands, they are still supported and financed by some of the world’s most powerful banks and investors, many of them from Europe.
Policies, on the other hand, whether it be animal welfare, trade or climate – put very few restrictions on this harmful industry.
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A report this week called for the UK to adopt “artificial meat” to meet its climate goals.
The Social Market Foundation report urges policymakers to invest in the ‘alternative protein’ sector (where meat is processed using technologies such as “growth from tissue samples”).
Other alternative proteins in the report are derived from plants or from fermentation processes.
Consumers in the UK are growing in popularity of vegetables and products, such as veganism.
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“If the UK has reached its net zero obligation, meat consumption should decline rapidly in the coming decades,” wrote the researchers.
However, there is a clear lack of policy designed to achieve this.
“While the media’s focus is on ‘meat tax’ radical and politically vulnerable alternatives, the rapid expansion of the alternative protein market provides a way to reduce consumer consumption by choice.
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