The NFU has stated that the industry can cut emissions to almost zero by 2040 – ten years ahead of the Government’s overall zero emissions target. Farming causes 10 per cent of the UK’s carbon emissions and farmers have recently been under fire for their failure to tackle pollution.
The ‘three-part roadmap’ will produce ‘quality, affordable food while tackling emissions’ according to the NFU. Environmental groups welcomed the plans but Friends of the Earth said that it was ‘astonished’ that there ‘was no mention of eating less meat’.
→ BBC News - NFU outlines plans to cut farming emissions
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