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Hidden Cost of Hamburgers is Greater than ReportedHow CIR's report on the environmental impact of meat consumption went wrong
27 August 2012
When the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) recently published a report on the hidden costs of meat, with a video and a transcript of its voice-over, readers and viewers had reason to believe that they could find in it some reliable information.
After all, CIR's report was supported by the Climate Desk, a collaborative effort among a number of media outlets that have worked to improve public awareness of climate change.
Indeed, if the world is to reverse climate change as needed, then it’s crucial that we get the facts right. Unfortunately, CIR’s report made numerous mistakes....
Link: Dr. Henning Steinfeld, Chief, Livestock Information and Policy, FAO: Environmental Considerations for Asian Livestock
Link: Livestock Industrialization in Asia - video