Panel: Out on the Range—The Dilemma Surrounding More Livestock and Pasture
Bert G. Kerstetter '66 Ethics and the Environment Lecture Series -- Speakers: Henning Steinfeld, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Gidon Eshel, Bard University; Discussant: Michael Obersteiner, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis -- The world’s grazing land more than doubles the world’s cropland, and expansion of grazing land into tropical forests is occurring at twice the rate of cropland expansion. Grazing lands are simultaneously seen as sources of carbon sequestration, potential areas for reforestation or biofuel production, and areas that can be enhanced to boost livestock yields. At the same time, livestock digestion and their manure are large sources of greenhouse gases and could grow. This panel will discuss the implications of dietary choices, and issues regarding future livestock and grazing land management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Location: McCosh, Room 50
Date/Time: 04/30/08 at 2:00 pm - 04/30/08 at 3:30 pm
Category: Conferences & Lecture Series
Department: Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)