National Trust Report on the Value of Pasture-fed Beef

Launched on May 15 2012, the NT report What’s your beef compares the carbon footprints on 10 of their farms and finds that “while the carbon footprint of grass-fed and conventional farms were comparable, the carbon sequestration contribution of well-managed grass pasture on the less intensive systems reduced net emissions by up to 94 per cent, even resulting in a carbon ‘net gain’ in upland areas.  The farms that had recently converted to organic status showed even greater gains”.

The press release can be read here

Tara Garnett, who runs the Food Climate Research Network, subsequently published a critique of the research

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