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Greenhouse Gas & Ammonia Emissions on rise as Irish farms expand – Teagasc Report

Agriculture can generate positive or negative environmental impacts depending on the specific activities undertaken on the farm. Agriculture is the principal land use in Ireland; hence environmental sustainability in agriculture is key to achieving national level objectives. In the Teagasc National Farm Survey 2017 Sustainability Report, released today, the current set of NFS figures based envi...
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Is lab-grown meat really better for the environment?

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Growing meat in the laboratory may do more damage to the climate in the long run than meat from cattle, according to new research by Oxford University.  In a first-of-its-kind study from the LEAP (Livestock, Environment and People) programme at the Oxford Martin School, the climate-change impact of several production methods for lab-grown and farmed beef was assessed accounting for the differing g...
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Roll out of Sustainability Support & Advisory Programme announced

The Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the roll-out of an innovative collaboration between Government and industry delivering 30 new ‘Agricultural Sustainability Advisors’ to work with farmers across the country.  These advisors will oversee the implementation of a Programme aimed at encouraging sustainable farming, while meeting stringent water quality re...
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Environmental Challenges faced by Europe and EU policies to tackle them

The environmental challenges that Europe faces today are considerable. European natural capital is being degraded by socioeconomic activities such as agriculture, fisheries, transport, industry, tourism and urban sprawl. Global pressures on the environment have grown at an unprecedented rate since the 1990s, driven not least by economic and population growth, and changing consumption patterns. T...
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