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Correcting the record on animal agriculture and sustainability

Kay Johnson Smith writes about the sustainability of U.S. animal agriculture on The Hill.

The C3 Take
  • Agriculture in the United States, which is often misrepresented as an environmental evil, has made tremendous strides to reduce emissions in recent years.
  • U.S. agriculture has shown that sustainability and productivity can coexist.
  • Farmers, who are our first environmentalists, will need to be empowered in order to continue reducing our emissions.

“Critics frequently cite global numbers for the environmental impact of animal agriculture rather than using statistics specific to the U.S., where production practices have advanced to decrease greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and animal agriculture is responsible for just 4 percent of total GHG emissions.”

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