Navigation Links
Wasted milk is a real drain on our resources, study shows
Date:5/13/2012

Milk poured down Britain's kitchen sinks each year creates a carbon footprint equivalent to thousands of car exhaust emissions, research shows.

Scientists say the 360,000 tonnes of milk wasted in the UK each year creates greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 100,000 tonnes of CO2. The study by the University of Edinburgh says this is the same as is emitted by about 20,000 cars annually.

The research identifies ways that consumers could also help curb greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the amount of food they buy, serve and waste. They also suggest the food industry could reduce emissions by seeking more efficient ways to use fertilisers.

Researchers also say halving the amount of chicken consumed in the UK and other developed countries to levels eaten in Japan could cut greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 10 million cars off the road.

Figures show that if average chicken consumption in developed countries fell from the current level of 26kg each per year to the Japanese average of about 12kg each by 2020, global emissions from poultry would fall below current levels, despite increased output from the developing world. This would cut the predicted global output of nitrous oxide, a key greenhouse gas, from this source by almost 20 per cent, based on current growth rates.

Demand for food, particularly meat, is expected to increase over the next few decades as the world's population continues to grow and emerging countries consume more.

Agriculture is the biggest source of nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas that is emitted by soil and fertilisers. Producing meat produces more emissions than growing crops, as large amounts of cereals are grown to feed livestock.

Researchers arrived at their findings by examining data for global agricultural production of greenhouse gases together with consumption of food in various regions of the world. The study, carried out in collaboration wit
'/>"/>

Contact: Catriona Kelly
catriona.kelly@ed.ac.uk
44-131-651-4401
University of Edinburgh
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Microwave ovens a key to energy production from wasted heat
2. Nanocrystal-coated fibers might reduce wasted energy
3. Building the lymphatic drainage system
4. Weird, ultra-small microbes turn up in acidic mine drainage
5. Tile drainage directly related to nitrate loss
6. Rice hulls a sustainable drainage option for greenhouse growers
7. Disease-causing strains of Fusarium prevalent in plumbing drains
8. Eyeing resources, India, China, Brazil, Japan, other countries want a voice on Arctic Council
9. Long-term study shows effect of climate change on animal diversity
10. £2 million study to reveal workings of dementia genes
11. New study looks to define evangelicals and how they affect polling
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/12/2015)... , Aug. 12, 2015  New research ... can attack Android phones to steal users, fingerprints. ... increasing availability of fingerprint scanners on mobile devices, ... concern. To secure biometrics on mobile devices, HYPR ... augment these convenient authentication systems with strong cryptographic ...
(Date:8/10/2015)... and TELTOW, Germany , August ... (SMI), a world leader in Eye Tracking Technology ... of its OEM Eye Tracking Platform for integration into ... Platform contains reference designs for seamless integration of eye ... virtual reality HMDs and augmented reality smart glasses. Omnivision,s ...
(Date:8/6/2015)... and TELTOW, Germany , August 6, ... Conference, SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) shows the world,s ... , based on Epson,s Moverio BT-200 see-through head ... With this new solution, unprecedented quality and efficiency is ... with context-sensitive displays. For the first time, professionals and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HYPR Corp. Addresses Android Vulnerability That Exposes Ecosystem-wide Biometric Security Challenges 2HYPR Corp. Addresses Android Vulnerability That Exposes Ecosystem-wide Biometric Security Challenges 3SMI Completes OEM Eye Tracking Platform to Cover All Consumer Displays 2SMI Completes OEM Eye Tracking Platform to Cover All Consumer Displays 3SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 2SMI Shows First Eye Tracking Upgrade for Augmented Reality Glasses 3
... Hippocampus adapts to environmental stresses, Stockpiles ... under favorable conditions, Knowledge of how neural stem cells ... diseases such as Alzheimer,s and Parkinson,s ... known for years that neurogenesis takes place throughout adulthood ...
... German . , The brains of all vertebrates ... the brain areas that control their singing behaviour could be ... songbird species, only the males sing and indeed, they do ... However, even species where both sexes sing identically, display the ...
... It sounds like something out of a comic book ... but that is exactly what two investigators at the Wellman ... In a report that will appear in the journal ... researchers Malte Gather, PhD, and Seok Hyun Yun, PhD, describe ...
Cached Biology News:Brain structure adapts to environmental change 2Birdsong independent of brain size 2Birdsong independent of brain size 3Single GFP-expressing cell is basis of living laser device 2Single GFP-expressing cell is basis of living laser device 3
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... Michigan-based ... monitoring wearable early 2016. , The device, called the Halo H1, is ... and electrical sensing technology. These sensors track trending interstitial fluid levels in the ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... systems, analytical testing, education and consulting services for the medical device sector, ... products/processes development, design control, validation, quality assurance and regulatory compliance. Avarent will ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sep. 02, 2015 ... announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report ... to their offering. This report follows ... characteristic that can be objectively measured and evaluated ... processes as well as pharmacological responses to a ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Drug companies increasingly ... BCC Research reveals in its new report that the U.S. will generate ... category and generates the most market demand. , BCC Research examines plant-derived ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Technology Startup Halo Wearables to Unveil Non-Invasive Hydration Monitoring Device Early 2016 2NSF International Strengthens Medical Device Consulting With Acquisition of Avarent LLC 2NSF International Strengthens Medical Device Consulting With Acquisition of Avarent LLC 3NSF International Strengthens Medical Device Consulting With Acquisition of Avarent LLC 4NSF International Strengthens Medical Device Consulting With Acquisition of Avarent LLC 5NSF International Strengthens Medical Device Consulting With Acquisition of Avarent LLC 6NSF International Strengthens Medical Device Consulting With Acquisition of Avarent LLC 7Updated 2015 Biomarkers Report - Latest Technologies, Markets and Companies Insights to 2024 with over 1,000 References 2Updated 2015 Biomarkers Report - Latest Technologies, Markets and Companies Insights to 2024 with over 1,000 References 3Plant-derived Compounds Poised to Assume Greater Role in Global Drug Markets, According to BCC Research 2Plant-derived Compounds Poised to Assume Greater Role in Global Drug Markets, According to BCC Research 3
... InterMune Phase 3 CAPACITY Program - ... retention rate in CAPACITY -, BRISBANE, Calif., Oct. 16 ... October 16, 2008, the Japanese,Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare ... Co. Ltd. to market pirfenidone,for the treatment of patients with ...
... Analytical Technologies,Inc. (AATI), based in Ames, IA will expand ... of space to current operations. The expansion,adjoins the current ... the,ISU Research Park campus. Although the 35 person, 10 ... in 2 building on the,Research Park Campus, the expansion ...
... more than $80 million to create a leading center ... ... Oct. 16 Fueled by a grant from the John S.,and ... the creation of the BioInnovation Institute in,Akron -- a unique collaboration ...
Cached Biology Technology:InterMune Reports Japanese Regulatory Approval of Pirfenidone in IPF 2InterMune Reports Japanese Regulatory Approval of Pirfenidone in IPF 3InterMune Reports Japanese Regulatory Approval of Pirfenidone in IPF 4Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. Expands Into New Office and Production Space 2BioInnovation Institute in Akron Launched 2BioInnovation Institute in Akron Launched 3BioInnovation Institute in Akron Launched 4
... using PULSin may be superior to transfection ... traditional transfection, with PULSin you can study ... time course of proteins in cells. Likewise, ... information than traditional RNA interference experiments. ...
... innovative reagent for highly efficient transfer of ... cells. Unlike DNA transfection, with PULSin Protein ... timing of exogenous proteins in cells can ... be studied. Real time function blocking ...
Reacti-Bind DNA Coating Solution...
... Solutions has now entered the next frontier ... partnering up with Cellomics, Inc. The drug ... of Beckman Coulter‘s automated solutions systems and ... information at the sub-cellular level. The integration ...
Biology Products: