Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: food and agriculture

S Friel, A Gangour, T Garnett, K Lock, Z Chalabi, I Roberts, A Bulter, Colin BUTLER, J Waage, A McMichael, A Haines

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Abstract

Agricultural food production and agriculturally-related change in land use substantially contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide. Four-fifths of agricultural emissions arise from the livestock sector. Although livestock products are a source of some essential nutrients, they provide large amounts of saturated fat, which is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2016-2025
Number of pages10
JournalLancet
Volume374
Issue number9706
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Friel, S., Gangour, A., Garnett, T., Lock, K., Chalabi, Z., Roberts, I., ... Haines, A. (2009). Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: food and agriculture. Lancet, 374(9706), 2016-2025. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61753-0