News & Analysis on the Global Animal Feed Industry
Special edition: lowering feed's carbon footprint
By Aerin Einstein-Curtis
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In addition to efforts that researchers and companies have been making to improve sustainability or animal efficiency, there is another element that could be driving efforts to reduce feed’s carbon footprint – taxes and regulation.
In the US, California passed a state-wide plan calling for reductions in the amount of emissions produced by dairy cattle operations.
In Ireland, in 2017, a researcher in Ireland proposed a potential tax on the greenhouse gas emissions.
Additionally, some organizations have found themselves on the wrong side of sustainability efforts and face fines for ties to no longer supported practices.