Following a recent presentation by Professor Michael Lee from Rothamsted Research’s North Wyke site, Julian Gairdner, Managing Director of Rezare UK, examines the argument that it is not enough to simply measure the global warming potential (GWP) such as C02 equivalent/kg of meat product – there may be other, more beneficial measurements, such as measuring C02 production against recommended daily intake of certain key nutrients.
In his blog – which you can read in full on the Rezare website – Julian discusses the conclusions of Prof Lee’s presentation that for every % of RDI we need in our diet, “beef production produces fewer kg of C02 than even chicken!”
“So why as a technology provider am I interested in this?” asks Julian. “Well, if here in the UK rewarding farmers for preserving (even building) ‘natural capital’ is going to become the big game in town, then we need some ways to measure it … This seems an enormous opportunity to start creating a tangible link between human nutrition (society), farm productivity (economy) and the environment through an empirically-based approach.”
You can read his thoughts in full on the Rezare website here.