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Meat and Greenhouse Gases: Fact vs. Fiction
One of the most common arguments made against consuming animal products is that the production of beef emits huge amounts of greenhouse gases (GHG) and contributes to climate change.
For example, here’s an excerpt from The Game Changers, a recent film that advocates for a plant-based diet:
“The livestock sector is responsible for 15 percent of global man-made emissions. So, to put that in perspective, that’s about the same as all the emissions from all the forms of transport in the world, all the planes, trains, cars, vans and ships all added up.”
This 15 percent claim comes from commonly cited statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which found that GHG emissions from cattle are 14.5 percent compared to 14 percent for the entire transportation sector.
However, these statistics are misleading, because the FAO compared a full life cycle analysis (LCA) for livestock with only direct (aka “tailpipe”) emissions from transportation...
Skagit River Ranch beef is now Certified Humane!
At Skagit River Ranch, we have 3 principles we hold dear to our hearts:
- Humane treatment of animals
- Sustainable farming by being a good steward of the land
- Certified Organic practices with no chemicals or pesticides
Our customers who know us personally already know how we treat our animals, so the “Certified Humane” label is just a reminder that we remain committed to the process. For customers who do not know us yet, hopefully this will give you a glimpse of who we are as farmers.
George and Eiko Vojkovich
Skagit River Ranch
Skagit River Ranch has been added to the ASPCA Shop With Your Heart program
Shop With Your Heart program connects caring companies to caring consumers and institutions, helping buyers identify, find, and request higher welfare products...
Skagit River Ranch Raises Organic, Pastured Livestock
Nationally recognized Skagit River Ranch is located in the verdant Skagit Valley, north of Seattle, Washington. The 600-acre farm produces organic, grass-fed beef, pastured pork, poultry and eggs. George and Eiko Vojkovich are guided by three main principles: humane treatment of their animals, sustainability and organic production...