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http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight...number_on.html

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Meet Daisy the cow global climates enemy number one.

Newsnight 2 Feb 07, 03:52 PM

When I started to investigate the impact of food on the environment a month ago I thought I would find myself fretting over food miles. In fact transport is a tiny component of agricultures worldwide contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

No, the main culprit is out there in the fields, chewing her cud. It turns out that livestock predominantly cattle are responsible for an astonishing proportion of global warming gases - 18 per cent of the total, to be precise
 
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