skip to Main Content
Know The Facts Before Deciding. Are EU Livestock Sector (CHG) Emissions Increasing?

Know the facts before deciding. Are EU livestock sector (CHG) emissions increasing?

  • 6 December, 2019
Know the facts before deciding. Are EU livestock sector (CHG) emissions increasing? On the contrary, according to FAO statistics enteric fermentation coming from the EU livestock sector has almost halved its impact in the period 1990-2014. There has been a 51% drop in emissions from livestock as shown by the FAO statistics, largely due to the shift to a more specialised agricultural livestock system, with still relevant large margin for improvement.
Leer más
Know De Facts Before Deciding. How Much Water Does It Take To Produce 1KG Of Beef?

Know de facts before deciding. How much water does it take to produce 1KG of beef?

  • 5 December, 2019
It is often said that 15,000L of water are needed to produce 1Kg of meat. This is an example of a shock statement used to make good headlines, but the calculations are too often misunderstood and misquoted. With more than 90% of water consumed by livestock being ‘green water’ (rainfall), scientists calculate that 1kg of beef would actually remove around 50L of fresh water.
Leer más
Anafric Supports The Strategic Line Of Sustainability And Environment Led By The New European Commission

Anafric supports the strategic line of sustainability and environment led by the new European Commission

  • 3 December, 2019
The UECBV, the European Livestock and Meat Trades Union, and Anafric, a Spanish meat business association, support the new European Commission, led by Ursula von der Leyen, and ask together with the Industry4Europe industrial forum for the assumption of a new strategic line for European industries that has sustainability and environment among its priority fields. Industry4Europe is a coalition of 149 sector associations representing the diversity of the EU industrial base, including the meat sector.
Leer más
Know The Facts Before Deciding. Animal Welfare

Know the facts before deciding. Animal welfare

  • 3 December, 2019
Animal welfare is an important concept. Many Europeans are concerned about the welfare of both farm and companion animals and it is an aspect in livestock farming that is often called into question. Views on animal welfare are very personal and the concept is much more complex than it seems at first sight. Ask 3 people what “animal welfare” means and you will most probably get 4 different answers – and this is perfectly understandable! This is why it is interesting to look at what science says about it.
Leer más
Know The Facts Before Deciding. A World Without Cattle?

Know the facts before deciding. A world without cattle?

  • 2 December, 2019
For Europeans and a majority of people around the world, a world without livestock is not something that is widely called for. Nevertheless, a minority fraction of the European population, are considering a world that is “free from livestock production”. This clear and radical stance may seem seductive to some who consider it a coherent vision for the future. However, the singular removal of an entire food group from our future would bring with it a number of consequences that are often ignored.
Leer más