Livestock can under certain conditions and for limited periods of time contribute to carbon sequestration in grasslands, but this can at best offset no more than 11 per cent of all livestock emissions.
People want more information about climate change and food systems
A recent public survey commissioned by the Global Food Security (GFS) programme, shows that the majority of British adults tend to agree that a key contributor to climate change is our current food system.
Personality, friends, religion and political instruments all have an impact on what we eat. A successful strategy to reduce meat consumption therefore needs to have a mixed approach that targets different factors simultaneously.