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Norwegians lower meat consumption for the environment. Norwegians are willing to decrease utilisation to prevent further climate change, a new report shows. One in five declares that they wish to reduce how much meat they eat. The same number regards clothing and air travel. Research by SIFO (National Institute for Consumer Research) shows this is the first time this has happened.

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Norwegians lower meat consumption for the environment

Published on Friday, 4th November, 2016 at 10:57 under the news in brief category, by Charlotte Bryan.

Norwegians are willing to decrease utilisation to prevent further climate change, a new report shows.

Cow portrait, Norway
Cow portrait, Norway
Photo: Ernst Vike/Wikimedia Commons


One in five declares that they wish to reduce how much meat they eat. The same number regards clothing and air travel.

Research by SIFO (National Institute for Consumer Research) shows this is the first time this has happened.

“There has been greater awareness of the environmental impacts of consumption. Consumers are increasingly conscious the negative consequences of utilisation,” SIFO researcher Torvald Tangeland told NRK.

The debate regarding the link between agriculture and its environmental footprint has involved many, and has produced controversy.

A 2012 IOP Science study showed 15% of global emissions are due to agriculture, with half from livestock.

The nitrous oxide released from animal manures and fertilisers is the most potent of greenhouse gases that cause climate change.

Levels of Norwegian farming emissions have been found to contravene those set by the UN.

And 2010 statistics from Eurostat showed there were 16,900, holdings of cattle containing 874,530 cattle across Norway. The average area per holding was reported to be 21.6 ha.

Meat consumption in Norway has been put at 65.7 kg (nearly 145 lbs) per person per year), with the Scandinavian country having to increase imports of beef for 2012 due to a shortage.

Beef consumption has been stable the last few years, at around 70kg (154 lbs) per person per year.



Published on Friday, 4th November, 2016 at 10:57 under the news in brief category, by Charlotte Bryan.

This post has the following tags: beef, environment, farming, food, co2, climatechange, greenhousegases, paywall.





  
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