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Multiple companies have acknowledged that dairy farming does contribute a significantly to GHG emmissions, but that they are actively working to minimize their environmental footprint.  ©GettyImages/Grigorenko

Dairy industry disputes GRAIN report on global GHG emissions

By Mary Ellen Shoup

International nonprofit GRAIN has revealed that the world’s top 10 dairy companies emitted roughly 231Mt (million tons) of CO2 in 2016, the equivalent of half of France’s total GHG footprint and a quarter of the emissions emitted by Germany.