How Can We Meet Global Food Needs while Lowering Emissions?

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By Jes Walton, EcoAgriculture Partners When you hear “low emissions agriculture,” what comes to mind? Before attending a discussion at the World Bank on Meeting Global Food Needs with Lower Emissions, I envisioned an emphasis on food miles and chemical fertilizer use. But, the recent IPCC assessment report suggests that it’s really all about soil management in agricultural landscapes and figuring out how to to reduce emissions from cows in the face of the world’s growing obsession with beef and dairy products. The IPCC report confirms that the way we manage our landscapes is a big problem, with 25 percent of … Continue reading

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