UN: Better livestock handling curbs greenhouse gas

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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00 am

ROME (AP) - A U.N. report says improved livestock breeding and feeding practices could trim greenhouse gas emissions in the industry by up to 30 percent.

Livestock emissions account for 14.5 percent of all man-made heat-trapping gasses. Of that, cattle production for milk and meat is the worst offender, representing 65 percent of all livestock emissions.

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