The backlash against the BBC’s controversial programme Meat: A Threat to our Planet? has continued throughout the week as farmer representatives respond to its portrayal of meat production, both at home and abroad.
BBC presenter Liz Bonnin highlighted the environmental challenges caused by intensive livestock production around the globe, with five main focuses:
Methane emissions from US beef feed lots
Water pollution from intensive US pig farms
Carbon emissions from rainforest destruction in the Amazon
Insect diversity loss from monoculture in the Cerrado region of Brazil
Fish stock and penguin decline from fishmeal production in South Africa
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