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I’ve had lots of conversations over the last few years about beef and it’s role in climate change.


I’ve had lots of conversations over the last few years about beef and it’s role in climate change. Important and engaging ones. It’s often mentioned about the deforestation and the statistics of how much land is destroyed. Terrible amounts of destruction is being undertaken to clear the way for agriculture. This is a fact. But how much of that beef comes to the UK? I don’t really see much on menus and most major supermarkets claim to be 100% British supplied. The statistics quoted are always incomplete and lack perspective. So these are the facts that I can find from a couple of sources. Kantar states on their website “Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company.” And the HMRC which needs no introduction. Essentially very very little beef from those countries is consumed under 5000 tonnes out of 311 million tonnes. 0.00157%. I would estimate this is less than 1500 beasts. Which sounds a lot until that’s put into perspective that 2,000,0000 cattle a year are slaughtered in the UK. I’ll be the first to admit that cattle can have a negative impact on the environment with lots of farmers, perhaps the majority of farmers, I know, who produce beef are looking at ways on how to adopt different approaches to mitigate this. I would suggest if this is my experience than many tens of thousands of farmers around the country are doing so and change is occurring. It would be beneficial for all sides of the argument to discuss the issues at hand and those we can make actual contributions to change rather than those that grab the headlines. #regenerative #beefitswhatsfordinner #nodeforestation #regenerativeagriculture #regeneration #rewild #workwithnature #ethicaleating #sustainableliving #slowgrown #sustainability #ethicaleating #onlinebutcher #supportyourlocalfarmer#pastureforlife #ukfarming #realfarms #sustainability #ethicaleating #supportyourlocalfarmer #eatwelllivewell #nofactoryfarming #boycottfactoryfarming #farmtotable #bethechange #outdoorcooking #outdoorliving


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