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Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: food and agriculture

Friel, Sharon; Dangour, Alan D; Garnett, Tara; Lock, Karen; Chalabi, Zaid; Roberts, Ian; Butler, Ainslie; Butler, Colin D; Waage, Jeff; McMichael, Anthony J; Haines, Andy


Agricultural food production and agriculturally-related change in land use substantially contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide. Four-fifths of agricultural emissions arise from the livestock sector. Although livestock products are a source of some essential nutrients, they provide large amounts of saturated fat, which is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We considered potential strategies for the agricultural sector to meet the target recommended by the UK Committee...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-12-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Lancet 374. 9706 (2009): 2016-2025
DOI: 10.1016/S0140- 6736(09)61753-0


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