When youíre deciding what to have for dinner tonight, you might like to think about the environmental impact of the food youíre choosing. Itís long been known that vegetarian crops take up less room, and need less energy to grow farm animals. But which animals are the worse offenders? Now, new research is showing that cows are doing a lot more damage than anything else. Georgia Mills spoke to Ron Milo of the Weizmann Institute of Science to find out more...
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With all this bleating (pun intended) about sheep, cows, chickens, pigs, goats etc. taking so much space to feed for little return, I do wonder if we neglect to take into account what these animals put back. In good old fashioned Anglo Saxon language s**t, poo, excrement. They do fertilise the ground they walk on. Take away these animals and we greatly reduce our ability to produce organic fertiliser. Field after field of green veg, root veg, legumes, fruit etc. would require more oil based fertiliser.