8 December 2022

Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer writes on LinkedIn that regenerative agricultural areas are extremely important for the preservation of biodiversity and climate protection, they are an essential wheel of the gearbox of the ecocycle. About 70% of the agriculturally used area is pastureland, i.e. nature does not provide the regenerative power to cultivate arable land, or the landscape is not suitable for arable farming due to slopes, etc. If grazing livestock is not kept on these lands, something important is missing in the overall system. The grazing, the manure, the tamping down of the soil, all of this promote grass growth and is therefore a CO2 sink.

 

 

  • How can it be then, that in an LCA, livestock grazing is counted as a problematic “landuse”.
  • How can it be, that the rainwater that nature needs to photosynthesize grass growth is counted as a bad “water footprint” for animal products like milk, meat or leather?

 

Sorry, but from my point of view there is something wrong in the assumptions; actually the meat and dairy industry should get a credit in the LCA assessment!

I for my part am happy about every cow, sheep, donkey, horse that grazes on the pasture, about every fly, mosquito that is flushed up by the animals wagging their tails, about every earthworm, mole, field hare that feels comfortable on the pasture, every field flower that is approached by bees and other insects. Everything is part of a complex system, and a cutback in livestock farming, for example, would throw the system out of balance.

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