Study provides basis to evaluate food subsectors' emissions of three greenhouse gases

Date

09/13/21
SEP 13, 2021 10:00 AM BY LOIS YOKSOULIAN  | PHYSICAL SCIENCES EDITOR 

A new, location-specific agricultural greenhouse gas emission study is the first to account for net carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emissions from all subsectors related to food production and consumption. The work, led by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign atmospheric sciences professor Atul Jain, could help identify the primary plant- and animal-based food sectors contributing to three major greenhouse gas emissions and allow policymakers to take action to reduce emissions from the top-emitting food commodities at different locations across the globe.

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