Choice matters: The environmental costs of producing meat, seafood

Which food type is more environmentally costly to produce — livestock, farmed seafood, or wild-caught fish?

The answer is, it depends. But in general, industrial beef production and farmed catfish are the most taxing on the environment, while small, wild-caught fish and farmed mollusks like oysters, mussels and scallops have the lowest environmental impact, according to a new analysis...


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Ken Notes: Again in seeking leadership roles, Wisconsin could work with farmers to reduce the environmental impact of beef and dairy production.

There are nearly 9,000 biogas – or anaerobic digestion – plants in Germany
. They are typically operated by farmers, and turn renewable energy crops like maize or turnips, plus manure, into a gas constituting of roughly 50 percent methane and 50 percent CO2. This gas is then burned in a CHP plant to generate electricity and heat. The renewable power is fed on to the grid and the plant operator receives feed-in tariffs in return.



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