Jan. 6 2023 02:39 PM

My response to The New York Times and Greenpeace articles on CLEAR Center Funding

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Recently, Professor Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., an air quality specialist in the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis, came under fire in the New York Times and Green Peace articles. In articles, he was accused of receiving funding from animal agriculture. In a recent blog post, Dr. Mitloehner sets the record straight.

Full disclosure: I work to reduce the footprint of animal agriculture

There’s a shocking revelation out there, and I am at the heart of it. Are you prepared for this?

Animal scientists work with animal agriculture. That’s it. That’s the exposé, the conspiracy that so many activists and journalists want to share with you.

Oh, if you want more, try this on for size: Agriculturists work together to be more sustainable.

If you work in agriculture, these statements probably aren’t surprising. In fact, it would likely be concerning if that were not the case.

Sustainability issues are too big to be tackled in silos – metaphorically speaking, of course. One way the sector has come together to further sustainability is through the CLEAR Center.

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