Enteric Fermentation Definition

by Laurent Cousineau
(Montreal)

Enteric fermentation is the process in which livestock produce methane via digestion.

In fact, as much as one third of the emissions from the agricultural sector are due to enteric fermentation.

Furthermore, most of the methane is produced from cattle.

Enteric Fermentation and Climate Change

One of the reasons for which vegetarians claim that eating meat is harmful to the environment is because of the methane produced in the meat industry.

However, when looking at the meat industry globally, it should be mentioned that most of the emissions are due to cutting down forests for grazing.

Nevertheless, eating less meat will certainly help reduce your carbon footprint.

Still, there are many other things that you can do to help stop climate change.

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