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Across the EU-15 the average milk yield increased between 1990 and 2000. Figure 3.6 provides a picture of the regional distribution of these increases by FADN HARM regions. At the national level the strongest increases occurred in Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Greece. Trends can only be shown for FADN regions with at least 15 sample farms. Milk production potential in the EU-15 increases from south to north due to natural conditions (length of grazing season, rainfall and temperature patterns).
If you're a meat eater, consider reducing your meat consumption and going for quality rather than quantity. Production of meat consumes enormous amounts of energy, not only for the growth and transport of animal feed, but also for the heating, air conditioning, and lighting of the immense animal farms. Changing to a diet with less meat helps the environment, but is also good for your health. It is best to buy meat from local producers and buy organic too.
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