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Rethinking Methane: The Path to Climate Neutrality for Animal Agriculture

Jan 20, 2021

Video: Rethinking Methane: The Path to Climate Neutrality for Animal Agriculture


It’s crucial that we do not increase the methane we’re putting in the atmosphere. This makes it even more important to understand how methane is being measured. Could livestock actually be part of the solution to the problem of global warming? This important question is discussed by the Greenhouse Gas Guru himself, Dr Frank Mitloehner (@GHGGuru).

Frank Mitloehner is a Professor and Air Quality Specialist in Cooperative Extension in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Mitloehner is an expert for agricultural air quality, livestock housing and husbandry. Overall, he conducts research that is directly relevant to understanding and mitigating of air emissions from livestock operations, as well as the implications of these emissions for the health and safety of farm workers and neighboring communities.

Dr. Mitloehner has served as chairman of a global United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) partnership project to benchmark the environmental footprint of livestock production. He served as workgroup member on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and as member on the National Academies of Science Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee on “A Framework for Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the Food System”.

This guest lecture was part of a series of public on- line presentations hosted by Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, November 2020, the Cultivating Trust conference.