Animal Based Industries and Climate Change

  • Virginia ZambranoEmail author
Conference paper


The present chapter focuses on the relation between climate change and the animal-based industries. Firstly, the contribution of food production is analysed. It is argued that the agriculture impacts on climate change in a very profound way, not only by causing the loss of biodiversity, but also by polluting the land and the air, with severe damages for the health and the environment. Secondly, will be analysed the contribution of livestock and the animal-based industries to the climate change. It is argued that the livestock and the meat’s industries have big economic interests in promoting meat consumption. This is why they credit the idea that eating meat is good for health. The aim of the present chapter is to stress the importance of a more responsive attitude towards meat’s consumption. The needed changes claim for a collaboration amongst different actors, breeders, manifacturers, retailers, in order to minimize the environmental damages.


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  1. 1.CapitolSalernoItaly

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