James Dyer | Raymond Desjardins – Using Protein as a Unifying Measurement of Livestock Carbon Footprints

May 31, 2023 | earth and environment

About this episode

Livestock production has a significant impact on the environment, through land use and greenhouse gas emissions. As such, minimising environmental impacts while also fulfilling the dietary needs of a growing global population must be a priority for agriculture. However, directly comparing the carbon footprints of different livestock is challenging, mainly due to differences in their products. James Dyer and Raymond Desjardins from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada set out to explore ways to compare the carbon footprints of animal products. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘Reconciling Reduced Red Meat Consumption in Canada with Regenerative Grazing: Implications for GHG Emissions, Protein Supply and Land Use’ in Atmosphere, doi.org/10.3390/atmos12080945

This research was funded by the Sustainability Metrics Project (Contract No. 01E86 2018–2019), Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Government of Canada


For further information, you can connect with James Dyer at jamesdyer@sympatico.ca

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