The team of scientists noticed that our planet continues to heat up, so it was decided to find out why this is happening. As part of the study, it was found that organic meat, with all positive production processes, negatively affects the environment, just like ordinary meat.
For convenience, scientists have divided food into three main categories: regular meat production, organic meat production, and plant-based food production. Emissions from various stages of the production process were also taken into account.
The data showed that growing meat organically does indeed reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that increase the Earth’s temperature. However, this is offset by increased methane emissions due to the slower growth rate of the animal.
We did not find much difference in emissions between conventionally produced beef and organically grown beef. We also noticed that organically raised chickens produced slightly more emissions than conventionally raised chickens and that organic pork produced fewer emissions than regular pork.
Another problem is that animals specially bred for slaughter tend to be lightweight, which means producers need much more cattle to get the optimal amount of meat.