There are two problems with this method. First, promises of technologies to reduce emissions from agriculture are often more than they can afford. For example, as Matthew Hayek and I wrote in WIRED earlier this year, a widely circulated claim that feeding cattle algae supplements can reduce their air intake by 80 percent actually makes it close to 10 percent when you consider when and under conditions you can change cow feed. Biodigesters, too very expensive just looking at 10 or more percent of the methane gas emissions from manure. And if any of this can be greatly reduced by the open question. In view of this, a slight 18 percent reduction in emissions from the technology found here described by a Breakthrough Institute report seems doubtful. But despite its goal of developing new technologies that reduce cattle methane by up to 48 percent, the emissions could be pa to be superior than pork and poultry that produce the most, as well is twice as much as in vegetables and four times as much as tofu. The white cow, in other words, is a crippled duck.
The second issue with this technology is that even if these technologies are as effective as promised, they will continue to produce food that will continue to be harmful to animals, workers, and the world. There are also the problems of cattle farming, such as overgrazing, deforestation, floods and odors, issues with animal husbandry, and the care of workers in the slaughterhouse. What good is investing in technology to reduce emissions if its sources and industries need to be eliminated rather than saved? In fact, focusing too much on reducing smoke in the diet can be counterproductive the worst side effects, such as removing beef from a high-fat chicken and replacing it with low-fat chicken. Poultry production produces little, but does so at the expense of animal husbandry on industrial farms, where they are more vulnerable, more susceptible to disease, and more susceptible to antibiotic resistance, leading to a global problem of antibiotic resistance.
Then there is the “process” technically driven by other proteins such as plants and animals. On the one hand, these things they really want to create a sustainable way to produce animals, both to reduce emissions and to eliminate many other problems of animal production, including factory gardens and slaughterhouses. Investing in this technology can help bring about better quality food for animals, consumers, and the world. What a white cow washes charcoal, white meat is just as much solar.
But some proteins are still active within existing systems, which is very complex. To realize its potential in creating a healthy diet, we need to look beyond its benefits beyond normal animals. The same expertise does little to address other major organizational and ethical issues within the food chain, including corporate prisons and personnel management. As protein companies enter more and more places, more and more people become settled to buy and major food companies, including those trying to disrupt it. Recently, Brazilian cattle behemoth JBS invested $ 100 million in starting Spanish group farming. Thanks to JBS environmental pollution history, this is not good news unless the company reduces the inclusion of meat to consider other proteins.