Les producteurs de viandes font peu d’efforts pour combattre les changements climatiques

Selon une étude, les producteurs américains font non seulement peu d’efforts mais investissent énormément d’argent en lobbying.

The next goal of the study, Jacquet said, was to examine how these companies and their lobbying groups have fought climate regulation in Congress and before the Environmental Protection Agency, and to analyze how they’ve shaped a narrative around animal agriculture’s role in climate change. The authors calculated that U.S. agribusiness, which includes meat and dairy companies and also other agricultural companies, spent $750 million on national political candidates from 2000 to 2020. The U.S. energy sector, by comparison, spent $1 billion. The same agribusinesses spent $2.5 billion on lobbying from 2000 and 2019, compared to $6.2 billion by energy and natural resource companies. 

Peut-être que d’investir cet argent dans l’amélioration de leurs installations serait une bonne idée…

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