He was eagerly awaited and his conclusions are quite clear: the IPCC report released Thursday urges governments to take action to preserve both the environment and the soil's ability to feed the planet in the coming decades. Among the avenues mentioned in the scientists' report, there are unsurprisingly recommendations on the need to produce and eat less animal matter globally, including meat.
For Jean-Pierre Fleury, member of the National Beef Federation, president of the "meat producers Europe" at Copa-Cogeca in Brussels and breeder of Charolais cows in the Morvan, this report is an opportunity. "I do not feel concerned about this anymore by the Giec report, [which invites us to consume more] animal foods produced in sustainable resilient systems with low emissions of greenhouse gases offering significant opportunities. 'I say bingo, it's the French system,' he says on Europe 1." If you want to kill breeding as it is today in France ... "
"The problem we have is that on the other side, we have a majority in the process that enters into agreements with Ceta and Mercosur, the opposite of the French system", continues Jean-Pierre Fleury .
The question of the future of grasslands
Interviewed by a listener, Lola, vegan for four years and who considers that the Giec's report does not go far enough in the field of animal justice, Jean-Pierre Fleury immediately retorts: "I have no qualms about it I am going to tell you, the animal welfare ... There are tired of it, by force.The breeding system in France is virtuous.If you want to kill the breeding as it is today in France and if the government wants us to buy meat in South America, with intensive systems, continue to hit the French breeding! You have a golden model and you must know how to preserve it. "
For the breeder, there is also the question of the future of meadows in France, now partly occupied by animals: "What do I do with 13 million meadows in France if there is More cattle to ruminate the grass? How to solve the problem of biodiversity? ", he questions. According to the listener, some of these lands could be used for growing crops ...