Report

Milking the planet

How big dairy is heating up the planet and hollowing rural communities
Publisher
Dairy industry Climate change Agriculture Carbon emissions Sector regulation Environmental management
Description

Thirteen of the world’s largest dairy corporations combined to emit more greenhouse gases (GHGs) in 2017 than major polluters BHP, the Australia-based mining, oil and gas giant or ConocoPhillips, the United States-based oil company. Unlike growing public scrutiny on fossil fuel companies, little public pressure exists to hold global meat and dairy corporations accountable for their emissions, even as scientific evidence mounts that our food system is responsible for up to 37% of all global emissions.

In this report, the authors describe how carbon emissions from large dairy corporations are annually increasing and how many governments are not implementing the regulations required to mitigate the problem. 

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