Environment   /    Land use    

Australia is suited to grazing livestock - just 3% of Australia’s agricultural land is suited to cropping.

With only small pockets of Australia suitable for growing crops, it is not possible to just convert grazing land into growing crops. Cattle, sheep and goats on grazing land convert grass and other plants with low nutrient value to humans into high quality protein, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that we can digest. Grazing of plants stimulates more plant growth, which accelerates the absorption of carbon dioxide from the air into carbon in plants and soil.

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