Shonky science

Science has told us for years not to eat meat: saturated fats will put you in an early grave and methane emissions from meat animals are killing the planet. As it turns out, animal fats are Okay and planet-killing animal related greenhouse gas emissions have been significantly overstated:

Australian cattle do not produce as much carbon emissions as first thought, and an adjustment to the figure could decrease the rural sector’s overall contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

According to Dr Ed Charmley, an agriculture scientist with the CSIRO, methane emissions from cattle in Australia are 24 per cent lower than previously thought, equivalent to 12.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

Facts aren’t always facts.