Myth versus reality in red meat sector carbon emissions

06 July 2022 | News

In the latest episode of the Influencers@Lincoln podcast on Plains FM, Professor Derrick Moot looks at how carbon emissions have dropped in the red meat sector, while productivity has gone up.

Professor Moot, who leads the Dryland Pastures Research programme at Lincoln, speaks with podcast host Dr Hafsa Ahmed about how he recently summarised the work of a number of scientists to highlight land use and productivity changes in the red meat sector. The findings showed that since 1990, absolute emissions and emissions per unit of product have declined by 30% and 40% respectively.

The podcast addresses some of the issues facing our food and fibre sector and New Zealand at large by discussing the research and the views of Lincoln experts.

Listen to the episode here.