Viewers of Countryfile are enraged at Adam Henson’s eco-farming program “Turning off.”
COUNTRYFILE viewers were underwhelmed by presenter Adam Henson’s discussion on carbon footprint and how he might make his farm run more environmentally friendly on Sunday night’s BBC episode.
Sean Fletcher and Sean Brown of BBC Countryfile took viewers to the Manifold Valley Agricultural Show in Staffordshire, where children entered their prize livestock into the show ring. Tom Heap examined a hazardous threat to dolphins, porpoises, and killer whales, while Adam Henson discovered what he needed to do to go green on his farm. Adam’s section, in which he examined food waste on the farm, however, failed to excite viewers. Some viewers even claimed that they had “shut off” the show.
Adam opened the discussion by discussing his farm’s carbon footprint.
Farmers, on the other hand, require carbon to produce food for stores, he noted.
He told viewers that the National Farmers Union wants to eliminate carbon emissions by 2040, and that in order to do so, he needs to modify the way he conducts his farm.
According to the presenter, fertiliser consumption accounts for a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions on the farm.
He chatted with Will Fellows, a farmer who uses a green alternative on his property.
Will explained that he was collecting food waste from food companies and the hospitality industry and making a “soup” out of it.
The pasteurized material is then pumped into the tanks 24 hours a day, according to the farmer.
“We’re using the bacteria in the tanks to make methane gas in the long run.”
They would feed the gas into their engines, which would subsequently generate energy, he continued.
Adam went on to say that cows are also responsible for the carbon impact.
“On the farm, we only have about 50 cattle,” he explained. “However, the cattle and dairy industries create a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions globally.”
Jude Capper, a professor of sustainable beef farming, was interviewed.
Cattle are responsible for a “quite considerable amount of our global greenhouse gas emissions,” she informed Adam.
The simplest approach to improve the way they do things, according to Jude, is to better breed the cattle.
Some viewers were dissatisfied with the episode, accusing it of “encouraging food waste.” Others said it was “boring” and that the show was “ramming eco-activism” down their throats. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”