According to 21st Century Citizen the New York Times today carries an opinion piece about New Zealand-based scientists who “recently published a study challenging the premise that more food miles automatically mean greater fossil fuel consumption”.
Paraphrasing Christine Keeler’s immortal words: “Well, they would say that, wouldn’t they?”
Who sponsored the research?
Given this claim:
“they found that lamb raised on New Zealand’s clover-choked pastures and shipped 11,000 miles by boat to Britain produced 1,520 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per ton while British lamb produced 6,280 pounds of carbon dioxide per ton, in part because poorer British pastures force farmers to use feed.” [italics mine]
my money is on a quango connected to the New Zealand Lamb Board.
picture borrowed from the V&A museum. Its nice to see the contact sheet rather than just the iconic chair shot.