Whale meat: less carbon foot print?

Date: 1/4/2008

Norwegian pro-whaling lobby says that harpooning a whale is less damaging to the climate that farming livestock. The survey, focused on whale boats’ fuel used, showed that a kilogram of whale meat represented just 1.9kg of greenhouse gases, against 15.8 for beef, 6.4 for pork and 4.6 for chicken. Greenpeace dismissed the survey, saying almost every kind of food was more climate friendly than meat.The International Whaling Commission held meetings in London early March to review the deadlock between pro and anti-whaling nations.

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